On February 18, NASA's Perseverance Mars Rover landed successfully in the Red Planet's Jezero Crater and already sent the first images.
Members of NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover team watch in Mission Control at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California as the first images arrive moments after the spacecraft successfully touched down on Mars, on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021. Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls
On February 18, NASA's Perseverance Mars Rover landed in the Red Planet's Jezero Crater, where it will look for signs of ancient microbial life & collect samples for future missions to return to Earth.
This is the first image NASA’s Perseverance rover sent back after touching down on Mars on Feb. 18, 2021. The view, from one of Perseverance’s Hazard Cameras, is partially obscured by a dust cover. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech