NASA's Perseverance Rover Makes History, lands on Mars

NASA's Perseverance rover as it landed on Mars
  • NASA's science rover Perseverance, is the most advanced astrobiology laboratory ever sent to another world

  • Following seven months in space, NASA's Perseverance rover endure a nail-gnawing landing stage to contact down tenderly on the outside of Mars on Thursday, prepared to set out on its main goal to look for the indications of old microbial life.

  • "Touchdown confirmed," said operations lead Swati Mohan at around 3:55 pm Eastern Time (2055 GMT), as mission control at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena erupted in cheers.

The autonomously guided procedure was completed more than 11 minutes earlier, which is the amount of time for radio signals to return on earth
  • US President Joe Biden praised Perseverance's "historic" landing.

"Today proved once again that with the power of science and American ingenuity, nothing is beyond the realm of possibility," he tweeted.