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NASA Mars Perseverance Rover Lands Safely

Members of NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover mission celebrate after learning the spacecraft has touched down on Mars [© NASA/JPL-Caltech]

The NASA Mars Perseverance Rover safely landed on the ‘red planet’ just before 21:00 GMT today after a 203-day journey.


NASA News Release, 18 February 2021: The largest, most advanced rover NASA has sent to another world touched down on Mars Thursday, after a 203-day journey traversing 293 million miles (472 million kilometres). Confirmation of the successful touchdown was announced in mission control at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California at 3:55pm EST (20:55GMT).

This is the first image NASA’s Perseverance Rover sent back after touching down on Mars – the view, from one of Perseverance’s Hazard Cameras, is partially obscured by a dust cover [©NASA]
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