Perseverance Rover Successfully Lands On Mars

NASA’s newest robotic explorer has landed safely on Mars after a nearly 300-million-mile journey that began on a Florida launch pad.
The agency’s Perseverance rover touched down on the Red Planet at 3:55 p.m. EST Thursday, bringing an end to the “seven minutes of terror” that saw a fiery atmospheric entry and parachute-assisted descent. The rover’s landing mechanism then fired eight retrorockets to slow down and guide it to a proper landing spot before using nylon cords to lower it onto the surface.

“Touchdown confirmed! Perseverance is safely on the surface of Mars, ready to begin seeking the signs of past life,” exclaimed NASA engineer Swati Mohan.



mnaenda Mars kutafuta nini na tatizo za ii dunia hamjasolve bado?

UAE and the chinese have missions to mars as we speak. you have to give it to the americans for creating substantial hype around this mission

Hii kitu tulichambua live

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Theirs is an actual successful landing. The many others have only orbiters

some pipo are generally slow

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This is the fourth landing on mars and will take samples to be brought back to earth.

I agree. People are homeless and sleeping under bridges in the US, frozen Texas has no power or water while billions are wasted on useless adventures to mars. They should first solve earthly problems before worrying about mars.

There are many reasons to go:

  1. Job creation
  2. Advancement of science
  3. Space mining
  4. Space tourism
  5. Protection of the human race against an extinction event on earth (like the one that killed dinosaurs)

Job creation? Unajua pesa ngapi imetumika hapo? imecreatia watu wangapi kazi? unajua io pesa inaweza kuwa employed kupatia kila mkenya job? na tuko 50 million ujue

Boss, everything has a budget, all the money of a country cannot go into feeding people alone. And why call going to Mars a useless adventure when top countries and billionaires like Musk, Bezos and Branson are all trying to get there? Are you saying they are all stupid and you are the smart one?

The Mars rover was there the other day to collect samples. Infact this is the 5th trip to mars. How many billions will be wasted on these mars trips?

At least the Americans use the 3 billion dollars for a worthwhile cause,kwetu hapa 254 kazi ni kuiba 2 bill per day

A lot of scientists and support staff are hired by those space exploration companies not to mention the people hired to manufacture and install the necessary vehicles and infrastructure for space exploration.

US military budget for 2020 was $720 billion. Nasa budget for the same year was $20 billion. If you are concerned about American taxpayers money being wasted, focus on the correct areas.

Very true, id rather my govt spent money on a supposedly useless space company nipewe job huko than nipewe job kazi mtaani ya kuosha barabara na ku unblock sewage.

Yaani muafrica anafikiria Tu tumbo.