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NASA Is About To Land A Historic Rover On Mars

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NASA Is About To Land A Historic Rover On Mars

NASA will finally be landing a man-made object on one of Earth's closest neighbors since the Mars Insight lander in 2018.

The object, a rover dubbed "Perseverance," launched back in July of 2020, and it is now closing in on the red planet.

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The rover will complete its six-month-long journey on February 18 and will be landing in what is known as the Jezero Crater, which will be the most dangerous spot on Mars NASA has attempted to land on.

The rover is on a mission to search for signs of ancient life on the red planet, as previous NASA missions have discovered evidence that Mars once hosted running water before becoming a frozen desert.

Another exciting part of the mission is that you will get to ride along on the mission, as the rover is equipped with more cameras than any other interplanetary mission in history.

In addition to the 19 cameras equipped on the rover, two different microphones are attached to the rover, which will allow for people to hear the sounds of landing on Mars for the first time.

You'll be able to witness the historic event live, as NASA will be hosting a live stream event on their official Youtube channel and Twitter account.

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There are NASA Mars mission jobs available right now and the hiring process is so intense that it could take up to 13 months to complete.

NASA is accepting applications to participate as the crew of a one-year CHAPEA mission that will start in Fall 2022. CHAPEA is a series of missions that will simulate year-long stays on Mars, including simulated spacewalks, crop growth, meal preparation, exercise and maintenance work, and the results could impact future NASA missions to the surface of Mars.

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Mars continues to be conquered as NASA's tiny helicopter, dubbed Ingenuity, made history yet again after completing its longest and fastest flight to date.

Ingenuity took off early Sunday morning, rising to an altitude of 16 ft. and then soaring 164 ft., which is a little over half the length of a football field, at a maximum speed of 6.6 ft. per second before returning to its original launch zone and safely landing.

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After numerous flight delays, the helicopter lifted off the surface of Mars and successfully landed back down on the surface, becoming the first powered flight on another planet in human history.

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NASA's Mars Helicopter Is Set To Take Flight This Weekend & Here's What To Expect

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NASA is looking to make history yet again this weekend with the first flight of its Mars helicopter "Ingenuity."

The flight is currently scheduled to occur on Sunday, April 11, at around 10:54 p.m. EST, and NASA TV will be airing live coverage as the team at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in southern California receives flight data at around 3:30 a.m. EST.

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