Perseverance Rover Parachute Landing on Mars:
#8 in a series of videos featured by the Aviation Trail Parachute Museum
Presented by NASA/JPL-Caltech
As part of NASA’s Mars 2020 mission the Perseverance Rover landed by parachute descent in the Jezero crater on Mars. It was launched on July 30, 2020 and landed on February 18, 2021. It has since been collecting samples and testing the environment, providing information for future missions. This video dramatically follows the parachute descent and landing. After viewing the video be sure to check out the NASA link for fascinating information about the mission, including photos and interactive experiences:
But wait, there's more!
The view of the underside of the parachute in the video shows an interesting design with an intriguing story of its own. it's not just a random pattern. It turns out that the parachute engineers provided a "hidden" message using binary code. Check the NASA link at https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/spacecraft/rover/markings/ to find out about the message and learn more about the story.
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