After an awe-inspiring landing, NASA’s newest Mars rover is checking out its forever home and beaming back stunning photos from the red planet. Its sidekick helicopter also provided a good report that everything’s operating as expected. On Monday, February 22nd, 2021, NASA will provide additional details about the mission by the Perseverance rover and the helicopter attached to its belly.
The Mars 2020 mission is part of a larger program that includes missions to the Moon as a way to prepare for human exploration of the Red Planet.
JPL, which is managed for NASA by Caltech in Pasadena, California, built and manages operations of the Perseverance and Curiosity rovers.