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[EDIT] Perseverance landing video

Toopy14

Fractal Fanatic
I’m amazed by the fact Mars looks a lot like some areas of Earth. For example, the top of Pike’s peak looks kind of like Mars. Alien, yet familiar.

If you haven't seen the NOVA documentary...you should watch it. It's really good. They show the area on earth they used to develop the autonomous landing system...which worked flawlessly, using a helicopter that flew so high, they had to wear oxygen masks.

They also talk about Mars Yard, where they have a duplicate of the rover, as well as all the other rovers that are on Mars, which they use to troubleshoot problems and develop software patches. It's just like in the movie, the Martian.

https://www.kpbs.org/news/2021/feb/22/nova-looking-life-mars/

https://mars.nasa.gov/resources/25245/test-rover-moves-to-mars-yard/
 

pharmd07

Experienced
If you haven't seen the NOVA documentary...you should watch it. It's really good. They show the area on earth they used to develop the autonomous landing system...which worked flawlessly, using a helicopter that flew so high, they had to wear oxygen masks.

They also talk about Mars Yard, where they have a duplicate of the rover, as well as all the other rovers that are on Mars, which they use to troubleshoot problems and develop software patches. It's just like in the movie, the Martian.

https://www.kpbs.org/news/2021/feb/22/nova-looking-life-mars/

https://mars.nasa.gov/resources/25245/test-rover-moves-to-mars-yard/

Thanks for the links! I’ll definitely watch them!
 

Stratoblaster

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Toopy14

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davidevo

Inspired
Awesome pictures! Ingenuity is looking really ready to fly. There appears to be sand and dust on Ingenuity’s solar panels. That will be cleared off soon! 😀🎸✈️🆙🔜🇺🇸
 

davidevo

Inspired
In July of 2018 I was invited to a semi-private tour of JPL in California. My son lives in LA and knows some computer scientist at JPL. It was the best tour of my life! The clean room pictures are of the sky crane for the Perseverance Rover. Notice the red metal guards around the sky cranes rocket packs. One fantastic day I had! 😀
 

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Toopy14

Fractal Fanatic
In July of 2018 I was invited to a semi-private tour of JPL in California. My son lives in LA and knows some computer scientist at JPL. It was the best tour of my life! The clean room pictures are of the sky crane for the Perseverance Rover. Notice the red metal guards around the sky cranes rocket packs. One fantastic day I had! 😀
I’d be like a kid in candy store! Awesome pics, thanks for sharing!
 
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