Perseverance Rover’s Descent and Touchdown on Mars
This real footage was captured by several cameras that are part of the rover’s entry, descent, and landing suite:
NASA Mars 2020 Mission Overview
Mars 2020 is the name of the mission and spacecraft that include the rover, named Perseverance. Ingenuity is the name of the helicopter, a separated experimented.
Perseverance has four science objectives:
Identify past environments capable of supporting microbial life
Seek signs of possible past microbial life in those habitable environments
Collect core rock and “soil” samples and store them on the Martian surface
Test oxygen production from the Martian atmosphere
The mission summarized in a 3-minute video
Perseverance & Robotic Friends
On the planisphere of the planet Mars below, you can see the destination of the Perseverance rover (Jezero Crater) as well as the location of previous robotic missions sent by NASA to the surface of Mars.
For hardcore Space Lovers only!
The Mars 2020 press kit edited by NASA is a must-read if you are interested in space exploration, or even in space in general. You will learn a lot about the mission! Click the button below to open it.Download
Join the mission!
Image credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech