NASA’s Perseverance rover makes historic Mars landing; touchdown confirmed, says Swati Mohan
National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Mars rover Perseverance streaked through the orange Martian sky and landed on the red planet around 2:30 am on Friday, accomplishing the most dangerous step yet in an epic quest to bring back rocks that could answer whether life ever existed on Mars.
Nearly seven months after it take off to Mars, rover made a historic landing on the red planet, becoming the fifth NASA rover ever to touch down on Mars, the US space agency said. “Touchdown confirmed! Perseverance safely on the surface of Mars,” flight controller Swati Mohan announced.