News > NASA's Perseverance Rover Lands On Mars, Ready To Search For Life

NASA's Perseverance Rover Lands On Mars, Ready To Search For Life

19/02/2021 08:46 AM | Click to read full article

After seven months in space, NASA's Perseverance rover survived a nail-biting landing phase to touch down gently on the surface of Mars on Thursday, ready to embark on its mission to search for the signs of ancient microbial life.

"Touchdown confirmed," said operations lead Swati Mohan at around 3:55 pm Eastern Time (2055 GMT), as mission control at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena erupted in cheers.