It is a true saying that Patience Yields the Desired Result. After an about seven-month travel through space, Perseverance – the biggest and the foremost progressed Rover NASA has ever sent effectively touched down on the surface of the red planet; Mars on Friday, February, 19.
The Mars 2020 mission launched on July 30, last year, from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida, US. The space mission majorly aims at studying the potential signs of past microbial life, and to return with the collection of Martian tests. The mission will also characterize the planet’s geography and past climate. It will clear the way for human investigation of the ruddy Planet.
Process of Landing
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Perseverance is respected as the foremost yearning mission of NASA. After confronting the nerve-wracking ‘7 minutes of terror’, the rover arrived on the Martian soil close to the Jezero crater—a prime area to uncover the clues of past microbial life. The whole process of landing takes put within the staged manner—Entry, Descent, and Landing or EDL.
Landing on Mars is challenging and as it were 40% of all the missions have succeeded so distant in accomplishing this deed.
The landing stage started when the Perseverance came to the best of the martian environment at a speed of 12,500 miles per hour. This speed needs to be slowly brought to zero—in fair seven minutes—to maintain a strategic distance from any harm to the rover’s instruments on board.
Dr. Anita Sengupta on Perseverance
Dr. Anita Sengupta, an aerospace engineer showed her gratitude for NASA’s successful rover mission. She said it is this mission that will give a breakthrough in space exploration. Humans will get to see another world of existence.
She added further saying, “Perseverance will be the first in a series of missions that will result in a sample from Mars being returned to Earth. The rover will collect and cache a sample of Martian rocks and soil for a future mission to return to earth.”
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