From fist bumps at JPL to Mars donuts at Krispy Kreme and Crimson Planet billboards in New York Metropolis’s Occasions Sq., folks went all out for the Perseverance rover‘s touchdown.
NASA’s latest Mars rover touched down in Jezero Crater on Mars on Feb. 18, 2021 and can discover the Crimson Planet in the hunt for proof of previous or current life.
Inside Mission Management at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California, members of NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover mission group rejoice the rover’s profitable touchdown on the Martian floor on Feb. 18, 2021.
On Feb. 18, 2021, engineer Mallory Lefland watches the Mars 2020 touchdown with pleasure and anticipation. Lefland sits within the mission help space in Southern California at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
Perseverance’s chief engineer Adam Steltzner (proper) and his group react in mission management after receiving affirmation the spacecraft efficiently touched down on Mars.
Through the Feb. 18, 2021 touchdown on Mars, members of the group watch from Mission Management as the primary photos of the Martian floor return to Earth from Perseverance rover. NASA’s JPL constructed and manages the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover for NASA.
Perseverance group members watch from mission management as the primary photos arrive moments after the rover’s profitable landing.
One other fist celebratory fist bump within the mission management room at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
On its strategy to the floor of the Crimson Planet, the Excessive Decision Imaging Experiment (HiRISE) Digital camera, captured the descent stage carrying NASA’s Perseverance rover by means of the Martian ambiance. HiRISE is aboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
Mars 2020 Perseverance group members cheer after receiving affirmation that their treasured rover safely touched down on the floor of Mars.
Fist bumps abound within the mission management room at NASA JPL after the Perseverance rover efficiently touched down on Mars.
As NASA’s Perseverance rover descends to the Martian floor, a dwell NASA TV broadcast from Mission Help at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory reveals on the One Occasions Sq. video board. The rover’s key goal contains depicting Mars’ geology and previous local weather and to gather and retailer Martian rock and regolith samples.
On the One Occasions Sq. video board in New York Metropolis, a NASA Mars Rover Touchdown banner asserting the contact down on the Crimson Planet. The Mars 2020 mission contains looking for indicators of historic microbial life, paving the way in which for human exploration.
To rejoice the Perseverance rover’s massive touchdown day, Krispy Kreme offered a limited-edition doughnut that resembles Mars. Aptly named the “Mars Doughnut,” the cosmic creation is crammed with chocolate creme and dipped in caramel icing that is been dyed to seem like the crimson planet.
Perseverance flight director Magdy Bareh strikes the ultimate marble from the “Earth launch jar” to the “Mars touchdown jar.” The Perseverance group had been transferring one marble a day since launch from jar to jar.
NASA Perseverance rover mission managers and scientists rejoice a profitable touchdown on Mars in the beginning of a post-landing replace on Feb. 18, 2021, at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
Thomas Zurbuchen, the affiliate administrator of NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, rips up the contingency plan for Perseverance’s touchdown after the mission efficiently arrived on the Crimson Planet.
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