Mathias' Blog

Occasional musings and technical posts…

22 Feb 2021

Perseverance's Descent and Touchdown

I think we might be living in the future… we’ve got a satellite (the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter) snapping pictures of Perseverance parachuting down to Mars, and now today high def video of the actual landing. Wow!

Perseverance parachuting to Mars

Perseverance seen from orbit (credit to NASA/JPL/UofA)