This Thursday was another important day for NASA and space exploration. Accompanied by a helicopter, the highly developed Perseverance robot landed on Mars at 9 p.m. and has already transferred unpublished images to Earth after its successful landing. The reactions of the team coordinating the robot sent by NASA are clearly looking forward to another successful expedition.
Over the next two years, the Perseverance robot will explore the red planet and collect multiple samples to look for ancient signs and traces of microbial life. Another goal is to collect data to characterize the geology and climate of the planet. This could give us the idea of why Earth and Mars were so different. By collecting data on its geological and climatic history, we get a deeper look into the planet’s past.
Also on board this mission is a demonstration technology called the Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment, which attempts to generate oxygen from the Martian atmosphere. In this way we want to look for a way to generate oxygen for rocket fuel or for human breathing in the future.