- On Monday afternoon this week, NASA released visual and audio footage to the public from planetary body, Mars
- The footage, which has been named the "How to land on Mars" clip, was captured using the Perseverance Mars rover which reached Mars on the 18th of this month
- The briefing was available to watch on a number of channels including social media, the NASA app, and other mediums
Yesterday was a big day for science and discovery as NASA as they revealed the findings of one of its space rovers that recently landed on Mars. According to a statement by the space exploration company, the audio and visual footage came directly from the Red Planet.
On the 18th of February this year a Mars rover which has been named the Perseverance rover landed on Mars. Using its state-of-the-art technology, the rover was able to capture footage that has now been dubbed the "How to land on Mars" video which the public was briefed on by a group of NASA professionals.
“This video of Perseverance’s descent is the closest you can get to landing on Mars without putting on a pressure suit,” said Thomas Zurbuchen, NASA associate administrator for science.
“It should become mandatory viewing for young women and men who not only want to explore other worlds and build the spacecraft that will take them there, but also want to be part of the diverse teams achieving all the audacious goals in our future.”
The amazing footage brings people closer to outer space and also advances scientific research about whether or not there were previous life forms on Mars before which will pave the way for humankind.
In other interesting Briefly.co.za news, the four people that will be travelling on the first-ever private space station flight have finally been known and each seat cost $55 million. LADBible reports that Micheal Lopez-Alegria is the astronaut that will be leading them on the August mission.
The names of the other three passengers are Larry Connor, Mark Pathy and Eytan Stibbe. The mission will be undertaken in 2022 onboard SpaceX Falcon 9. The mission will be made possible through the joint efforts of Elon Musk’s organisation and Axiom Space.
In a recent interview, the astronaut said that he is grateful to have such a rare opportunity to spearhead the mission. The launch will be done at Cape Canaveral in Florida and will take two days maximum to get to the International Space Station. Connor said that he is thrilled to be part of the mission.
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