Perseverance, the rover landed on planet Mars last week – February 18, 2021. Check out the video NASA released today.
Here is the landing video.
- Mission Name: Mars 2020
- Rover Name: Perseverance
- Main Job: Seek signs of ancient life and collect samples of rock and regolith (broken rock and soil) for possible return to Earth.
- Launch: July 30, 2020
- Landing: Feb. 18, 2021, Jezero Crater, Mars
- Tech Demo: The Mars Helicopter is a technology demonstration, hitching a ride on the Perseverance rover.
Below you will find the mission overview.
Everything you want to know about the mission can be found here: https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/
In case you are wondering what are all the other agencies doing? In 1985 Russia accomplished its Vega missions where it sent two helium balloons to Venus. They transmitted data for over 46 hours.