For centuries, astronomers, philosophers, scientists in general, science-fiction movie scenarists and enthusiasts of all kinds had been dreaming about going to Mars and building a home there. While it sounded like a joke and pure fantasy until not long ago, humanity is now seriously considering the idea of landing on the Red Planet.
We have to admit that colonizing Mars is an unrealistic process for now, as it can be possible only in the far future. But landing on the planet without staying too much there is perfectly feasible since astronomers had already sent robots to Mars.
The Mars Helicopter now has Perseverance
NASA finished attaching the Mars Helicopter to the Perseverance rover that was created by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory for the Mars 2020 mission. Hopefully, the ongoing pandemic won’t delay the mission that is supposed to start between July 17 and August 5.
NASA assembled the Perseverance rover, tested it, and attached the Mars Helicopter and the delivery system. The purpose of the upcoming mission is not to send humans on Mars, but only to learn more about our neighboring planet in order to see how humans would behave there.
Touch down in February 2021
Mars 2020 is an upcoming Mars rover mission operated by NASA’s Mars Exploration Program. It includes the Perseverance rover, and the launch will occur on 17 July 2020. The touch down shall be in the Jezero crater from Mars on 18 February 2021.
Oddly enough, it was the idea of a 7th grader boy that the next Mars rover operated by NASA will receive the name ‘Perseverance’. His name is Alexander Mather, and he learns at the Lake Braddock Secondary School from Virginia. The boy defended his idea by saying:
We are a species of explorers, and we will meet many setbacks on the way to Mars. However, we can persevere
The clock is ticking, and humanity makes intense preparations for landing on Mars. Astronomers will reach the Red Planet, as it’s only a matter of time.