It’s impossible not to be impressed by what these people can do. Now they’ve, as expected, flown a small helicopter on Mars.
So. fucking. cool!
Here’s a really nice recap of the flying itself by Space.com:
I saw the live stream, and it was an amazing experience. The team’s reactions was pure happiness. 😊
As promised, there would be much more information on Monday, and here are some really cool stuff.
Descent and touchdown:
First 360° Panoramic view of mars from the rover where you can use to mouse to look around:
Here’s a more static video of the same thing:
Even more 360° goodness with more information:
First sounds (wind) from Mars:
Mission experts monday update (note: it’s almost 2 hours long):
A big day, Perseverance Rover is landing on Mars. Just a few minutes now and it’ll enter the Mars atmosphere.
The featured image for this post is Perseverance’s first low-res image taken just seconds after landing.