NASA’s Perseverance Rober. (Photo: NASA)
LOS ANGELES: NASA’s Perseverance rober landed safely and on time on Mars, marking another success for the U.S. space agency.
The nuclear-powered probe made its way through a harrowing landing process, deemed by some engineers as “seven minutes of terror” because it involves parachutes, powered descent and a “sky crane” that gently lowers Perseverance onto a challenging, rocky area of Martian surface, VOA reported.
After a confirmed safe landing, members of the probe’s Mission Control erupted in applause and cheers.
NASA has now successfully landed nine of 10 probes sent to the Red Planet.
Minutes after touching down, Perseverance beamed back a black-and-white image from the surface as more applause broke out at Mission Control.