Fri. Apr 16th, 2021
NASA's Perseverance rover watched as its sky crane crashed on Mars (photo)

The Perseverance Mars rover’s “sky crane” descent stage made the last word sacrifice final week, and we now have a photograph to memorialize the flying robotic’s heroic demise.

The rocket-powered sky crane lowered the car-sized Perseverance rover to the ground of Mars’ Jezero Crater on cables final Thursday (Feb. 18), bringing the rover’s harrowing “seven minutes of terror” entry, descent and touchdown (EDL) sequence to a successful end



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