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Re: Perseverance Mars Rover
« Reply #30 on: February 18, 2021, 05:44:53 PM »
The excitement of the moon and Mars landings is huge for me... I grew up an Apollo junkie and Mars has the same effect for me... it's too bad the country is so blase' about it...
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Re: Perseverance Mars Rover
« Reply #31 on: February 20, 2021, 01:48:02 AM »
First picture ever of a landing on an extraterrestrial body.  Perseverance about 6.5 feet before touchdown on the Martian surface:



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Incredible new images shared by Perseverance rover after Mars landing

(CNN) After safely landing on the surface of Mars Thursday, NASA's Perseverance rover has sent back a never-before-seen view: what it looks like to land on Mars.

The rover also returned some beautiful postcards of its landing site.

The first image shared during a NASA press conference Friday was "exhilarating" for the team when they received it. It shows the rover nearing the Martian surface during entry, descent and landing. A camera on the descent stage of the spacecraft captured the perspective, something that wasn't possible on previous missions.

"This shot from a camera on my 'jetpack' captures me in midair, just before my wheels touched down," according to a tweet from the Perseverance Twitter account. "The moment that my team dreamed of for years, now a reality. Dare mighty things."

Little dust plumes can be seen kicking up from the Martian surface, stirred by the engines landing the rover when it was just 6.5 feet above the surface.

"The team is overwhelmed with excitement and joy to have successfully landed another rover on the surface of Mars," said Adam Steltzner, the rover's chief engineer. "When we do such investments, we do them for humanity, and we do them as a gesture of our humanity."

Steltzner cited iconic space images from the Apollo mission, like Buzz Aldrin on the surface of the moon, Voyager's first image of Saturn and the Hubble Space Telescope's awe-inspiring "Pillars of Creation" photo.

"We can only hope, in our efforts to engineer spacecraft and explore our solar system, that we might be able contribute yet another iconic image to this collection, and I'm happy to say that I'm hopeful that today we can with this."

While the first images returned by the rover Thursday evening were black and white glimpses showing it safely landed on Mars, color images made available Friday show the characteristic red color of the Martian surface.




"An open horizon, with so much to explore. Can't wait to get going," the Perseverance account tweeted.

Rocks are also seen scattered across the flat surface of the landing site in Jezero Crater, but they're small when compared to the large rover wheels.



Another tweet with the image read, "I love rocks. Look at these right next to my wheel. Are they volcanic or sedimentary? What story do they tell? Can't wait to find out."

The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter's HiRISE camera, which flew over the landing site as Perseverance was coming in for a landing, captured an incredible view as the spacecraft's parachutes opened.



"The Beauty of Flight! HiRISE captured this image of @NASAPersevere on its way to the landing site from over 700 km (435 mi) away!" the HiRISE account tweeted.

"If you look below to the little circle, this was our eventual touchdown point," said Aaron Stehura, deputy phase lead for entry, descent and landing. "You can see it's near the river delta that we've talked about."

Stehura also reflected on the moment the team saw the image of the rover from the perspective of the descent stage.

"This is something that we've never seen before. It was stunning and the team was awestruck. And, you know, there's just a feeling of victory that we're able to capture these and share them with the world."

The teams also shared a little insight about how they celebrated after the landing. Some members of the team enjoyed some ice cream at safe social distances outside, many virtual parties were enjoyed and team members slept the best they have in a long time, knowing Perseverance was safe....

https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/19/world/mars-rover-new-images-scn-trnd/index.html

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Re: Perseverance Mars Rover
« Reply #32 on: February 20, 2021, 08:11:04 AM »
Thanks for posting JLT!  Ingenuity has checked in...

Mission controllers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California have received the first status report from the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter, which landed Feb. 18, 2021, at Jezero Crater attached to the belly of the agency’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover. The downlink, which arrived at 3:30 p.m. PST (6:30 p.m. EST) via a connection through the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, indicates that both the helicopter, which will remain attached to the rover for 30 to 60 days, and its base station (an electrical box on the rover that stores and routes communications between the rotorcraft and Earth) are operating as expected.

https://mars.nasa.gov/news/8867/nasas-mars-helicopter-reports-in/
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Re: Perseverance Mars Rover
« Reply #33 on: February 23, 2021, 06:30:24 AM »
Here is video from the Lander descent and landing including parachute deployment...  8)

https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/multimedia/videos/?v=461
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Re: Perseverance Mars Rover
« Reply #34 on: February 23, 2021, 06:43:00 AM »
The rover has already beamed back over 4000 pictures.
This is the link to the NASA Perseverance update site... lots of great stuff...

https://mars.nasa.gov/resources/25622/perseverance-navcams-360-degree-panorama/

Her is 360 degree panorama ...

https://mars.nasa.gov/resources/25622/perseverance-navcams-360-degree-panorama/
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Re: Perseverance Mars Rover
« Reply #35 on: February 24, 2021, 08:19:22 AM »
This link shows rover's exact location and going forward will chart it's progress... it is interactive... 8)

https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/mission/where-is-the-rover/
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Re: Perseverance Mars Rover
« Reply #36 on: February 26, 2021, 07:18:00 AM »
Send your name to Perseverance along with 11 million people... my moniker is eched on Perseverance along with Spirit, Opportunity,  and Curiosity ...  8)

https://mars.nasa.gov/news/8872/nearly-11-million-names-of-earthlings-are-on-mars-perseverance/
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Re: Perseverance Mars Rover
« Reply #37 on: March 06, 2021, 07:35:17 AM »


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Re: Perseverance Mars Rover
« Reply #38 on: March 06, 2021, 07:40:25 AM »


March 05, 2021

This image shows two possible routes (blue and purple) to the fan-shaped deposit of sediments known as a delta for NASA’s Perseverance rover, which landed at the spot marked with a white dot in Mars’ Jezero Crater. The yellow line marks a notional traverse exploring the delta. The base image is from the High Resolution Imaging Experiment (HiRISE) camera aboard NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO).
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Re: Perseverance Mars Rover
« Reply #39 on: March 18, 2021, 07:32:07 AM »
Helicopter flights beginning the first week of April...  8)
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Re: Perseverance Mars Rover
« Reply #40 on: March 23, 2021, 07:32:49 AM »
Protective shield dropped exposing Ingenuity... rover will then move to launch site and deploy copter...

Video shows entire process...

https://www.space.com/mars-perseverance-rover-helicopter-ingenuity-unveiled?jwsource=cl
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Re: Perseverance Mars Rover
« Reply #41 on: March 23, 2021, 08:42:53 AM »
Can't wait!!!

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Re: Perseverance Mars Rover
« Reply #42 on: March 23, 2021, 02:05:13 PM »
I'm a little bit miffed by NASA's coverage of Perseverance. I actually get more up to date information from third party sites like space.com...
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Re: Perseverance Mars Rover
« Reply #43 on: March 24, 2021, 07:53:02 AM »
Map of Ingenuity Helicopter Flight Zone: This image shows where NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter will take its test flights. Helicopter engineers added the locations for the rover landing site, the airfield, and the flight zone.



Van Zyl Overlook: The location where NASA’s Perseverance rover will observe Ingenuity’s attempt at powered controlled flight at Mars is called "Van Zyl Overlook."



The link below is the entire article explaining the detailed steps before, during, and after the first flight attempt.

https://mars.nasa.gov/news/8896/nasa-ingenuity-mars-helicopter-prepares-for-first-flight/
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Re: Perseverance Mars Rover
« Reply #44 on: March 31, 2021, 07:01:36 AM »
While information regarding the Ingenuity deployment is sparse NASA publishes raw photos from the rover showing the copter fully extented and ready to be dropped from the rover.



Partially deployed...



Here is a link to all raw photos...

https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/multimedia/raw-images/
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