The two big craters are 1.3 km apart
This week I’ve been doing lots of health checkouts, getting ready to get to work. I’ve checked many tasks off my list, including instrument tests, imaging, and getting my arm moving. Warming up for a marathon of science.
A quick test of my steering, and things are looking good as I get ready to roll. My team and I are keen to get moving. One step at a time.
Discussing the rover’s progress will be:* Robert Hogg, Perseverance deputy mission manager, JPL* Anais Zarifian, Perseverance mobility test bed engineer, JPL * Katie Stack Morgan, Perseverance deputy project scientist, JPL
How do you fly a helicopter on Mars? It takes Ingenuity and Perseverance. During this technology demo, Farah Alibay [Systems Engineer, Mars 2020] and Tim Canham [Mars Helicopter Operations Lead] will get into the details of how these craft will manage this incredible task.
I’m on the move! Just took my first test drive on Mars, covering about 16 feet (5 meters). You’re looking at the very beginning of my wheel tracks. Many more to make.
We aren't talking nearly enough about the freaking zoom lens on @NASAPersevere
The LCAM image taken for TRN during EDL are up!https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/multimedia/raw-images/Fun fact: The same camera took all four of these photos!