The video recordings of the landing are also a premiere. “ The se are really incredible videos,” said NASA representative Michael Watkins. “This is the first time we’ve been able to capture an event like the landing on Mars like this.”
The rover, which weighs around a ton and is the size of an SUV, has a two-meter long robotic arm as well as 19 cameras and two microphones. In addition, “Perseverance” is bringing the ultra-light mini-helicopter “Ingenuity” to Mars, which will be the first aircraft to fly on a foreign planet. The drone has now sent its first status report to the control center in Pasadena, California – and according to NASA experts, it appears to be “working perfectly”. “Ingenuity” is still attached to the underside of “Perseverance”. But in 30 to 60 days the helicopter is supposed to explore Mars from a bird’s eye view.
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