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[ NASA’s Rover Perseverance Safely Lands On Mars ]

NASA’s six-wheeled rover landed successfully on Mars yesterday. NPR’s Joe Palca talks about the descent and landing, and what’s next for the mission.

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Date: 2021-02-19
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Rachel Maddow: We Can Land A Rover On Mars, But We Can’t Keep The Lights And Water On In Texas

MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow took time on The Rachel Maddow Show Thursday night to reflect on where we are as a country in 2021’capable of stunning technological feats like landing the Perseverance rover safely on the surface of Mars, but somehow unable to keep families in Texas safe and warm.

‘We can send a rover to a planet 300 million miles away, and land it like a feather,’ Maddow said. ‘We can create oxygen over there. We can fly mini helicopters in the Martian sky that work for us and send us things…but we can’t provide water and power to people in Texas when it’s cold.’

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Publisher: Forbes
Date: 2021-02-19
Author: Mark Joyella
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We did it: Celebrating a Mars rover landing in the time of COVID

PASADENA, Calif. ‘ After a year of seemingly endless obstacles and challenges imposed by the coronavirus pandemic, something good finally happened. Amidst the chaos and strife, NASA landed its most ambitious robotic explorer ever on the surface of Mars.’

On Thursday (Feb. 18), a bright light shone as people around the world celebrated the Perseverance Mars rover landing safely in Jezero Crater, an ancient lakebed on the Red Planet’s surface. As I watched the rover’s descent to the Martian surface in (almost) real-time from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) here, the landing was a welcome respite following a truly grueling year.’

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Here Are the First Images of Mars Taken by NASA’s Perseverance Rover

All six wheels of NASA’s Perseverance are firmly and safely on the Martian surface, following a successful landing of the rover in Jezero crater today.

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That a safe landing would happen today was never guaranteed, with NASA saying it would be the most challenging yet. All stages of the descent and landing appeared to go well, though the tension was evident in the voices of mission controllers during the live NASA broadcast. The rover had to endure atmospheric entry during which speeds reached 12,100 mph (19,500 km/h), and it relied on new navigational systems to help it reach a safe spot in an otherwise hazardous area.

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Publisher: Gizmodo
Date: 2021-02-18T21:25:00.579Z
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