Perseverance rover successfully lands on Mars

How exciting was that? I followed this over the past couple of days and seeing the team at NASA erupt in cheers when the successful touchdown was confirmed warmed my heart.

Have a look for yourself.

Yesterday evening, NASA published a blog post that contains recordings from the surface of Mars made by Perseverance.

Listen to it and try not to smile. These are actual sounds from the another planet in our solar system.

I am so looking forward to the high-resolution images that will be coming from the rover going forward.

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And the above picture showing the Perseverance and Mars 2020 spacecraft components on the surface post landing just makes me want to reread (or rather re-listen) to “The Martian” by Andy Weir. Such an excellent book.

Alex Hoffmann @mangochutney