This was the historic arrival of Perseverance to Mars | Digital Trends Spanish



It took seven months of travel to materialize a historical event. The Perseverance rover has just landed in Jezero crater on Mars, completing a successful landing.

The information was confirmed through the Twitter accounts of NASA and the rover itself.

I’m safe on Mars. Perseverance will get you anywhere.

#CountdownToMars

& mdash; NASA & # 39; s Perseverance Mars Rover (@NASAPersevere) February 18, 2021

The vehicle also shared its first image from Mars, which undoubtedly constitutes a historical record:

Hello, world. My first look at my forever home. #CountdownToMars pic.twitter.com/dkM9jE9I6X

& mdash; NASA & # 39; s Perseverance Mars Rover (@NASAPersevere) February 18, 2021

And another look behind me. Welcome to Jezero Crater. #CountdownToMars pic.twitter.com/dbU3dhm6VZ

& mdash; NASA & # 39; s Perseverance Mars Rover (@NASAPersevere) February 18, 2021

Confirmation of the news sparked euphoria within mission control at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

The controllers were elated to learn that both the Perseverance and the Ingenuity helicopter had landed safely on Mars.

At this time, the engineers analyze the data from the spacecraft.

Behold! @NASAPersevere& # 39; s first image after completing her #CountdownToMars: pic.twitter.com/pBFNk62zfi

& mdash; NASA (@NASA) February 18, 2021

A long-awaited historic mission

It should be remembered that this mission began on July 30 of last year, and since then, the world has closely followed the vehicle’s journey.

For us, the Spanish-speaking public, this event was followed in a special way, because for the first time NASA offered a broadcast entirely in Spanish under the name Juntos Perseveramos.

The broadcast was spearheaded by Diana Trujillo, a Colombian engineer head of the Perseverance robotic arm engineering team.

The primary objective of this historic mission is to collect data on the Martian surface geology and climate, in addition to collecting rock and soil samples.

According to NASA:

“The Perseverance rover will search for signs of past microbial life, collect selected rock and sediment samples for future shipment to Earth, characterize the geology and climate of Mars, and pave the way for future human exploration beyond the Moon.”

Perseverance also carries a technological experiment, it is the Ingenuity Mars helicopter, which will attempt to carry out the first controlled and powered flight on another planet.

This is NASA’s fifth rover on Mars and is also the ninth space agency landing on the red planet.

In the next few hours a press conference by NASA is expected to delve into the details related to the landing of the rover on the surface of Mars.

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