NASA Perseverance on Mars! The Most Awesome Thing You’ll See Today!

As someone who worked previously as a contractor for years at NASA, this is really incredible. Not only is this the product of years of hard work, the videos below will definitely be the coolest thing you will see today. The first video shows the challenges that NASA faced to try to land Perseverance, from a flying fireball through Mars’ atmosphere to a safe, steady position on the Martian surface. The second video is the video that Perseverance shot of itself during the landing, last Thursday. The third works best on the YouTube app on a SmartPhone, whereby you can move your phone around to get a 360 degree view of the Martian surface, from atop the rover… then the rover will spend the next several months looking for water… and looking for life. Pretty awesome!

Is there life on Mars? To borrow a line from Larry Norman, “If there’s life on other planets, then I’m sure that He must know. And He’s been there once already, and has died to save their souls.”

 

 

 

About Clarke Morledge

Clarke Morledge -- Computer Network Engineer, College of William and Mary... I hiked the Mount of the Holy Cross, one of the famous Colorado Fourteeners, with some friends in July, 2012. My buddy, Mike Scott, snapped this photo of me on the summit. View all posts by Clarke Morledge

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