“Life on Mars” is a dream project for many across the globe.
“Jet Propulsion Laboratory” has done its best of best to send 5 successful rovers (Sojourner, Opportunity, Spirit, Curiosity, and Perseverance). JPL is a federally-funded research and development center managed by Caltech for NASA, A Research Institute in California U.S.A.
PERSEVERANCE rover was sent on 30th June 2020 and landed efficiently and successfully as on 18th February 2021. The Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover will search for signs of ancient microbial life, which will advance NASA’s quest to explore the past habitability of Mars. The rover has a drill to collect core samples of Martian rock and soil, and then store them in sealed tubes for pickup by a future mission that would ferry them back to Earth for detailed analysis. Perseverance will also test technologies to help pave the way for future human exploration of Mars.
Strapped to the rover’s belly for the journey to Mars is a technology demonstration — the Mars Helicopter, Ingenuity, may achieve a “Wright Brothers moment “by testing the first powered flight on the Red Planet.
Searching for Ancient Life, Gathering Rocks and Soil
There are several ways that the mission helps pave the way for future human expeditions to Mars and demonstrates technologies that may be used in those endeavors. These include testing a method for producing oxygen from the Martian atmosphere, identifying other resources (such as subsurface water), improving landing techniques, and characterizing weather, dust, and other potential environmental conditions that could affect future astronauts living and working on Mars.
Scientists behind MARS mission
“Dr Swati Mohan” The Indian-American scientist is the head of guidance, navigation and control operations at the California-based Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) of National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and she worked on the Perseverance Rover for eight years.
A 55-year-old NASA professor named Sanjeev Gupta is controlling Mars rover Perseverance on the Red Planet from a flat above a salon on London, UK. Gupta, who is of Indian origin, is currently working from a one-bedroom flat in London at a time when he should be with other scientists at mission control in California, US.
Mars is a cold desert world. It is half the size of Earth. Mars is sometimes called the Red Planet. It’s red because of rusty iron in the ground.
Future Life on MARS
Houses on Mars
Future MARS City.