Perseverance lands safely on Mars

18 thoughts on “Perseverance lands safely on Mars”

    1. Bernie’s kind of cute. Cruz is revolting. Either way, let’s not pollute other planets. Of course, some people may take delight in knowing there are no return flights from Mars.

      1. just glad they got the whole “either use metric or imperial measurements for consistency” thing figured out. Trying to remember which mission that math flub led to the craft burning up.

      2. I remember it from one of the “Engineering Disasters” episodes of Modern Marvels. That’s worse than misplacing a decimal point. Weren’t even using the same frame of reference!

      3. On one hand I think that person was surely fired (imagine being the one who made that mistake!). On the other hand, as complex as these flights are, it’s a miracle any of them actually succeed.

  1. A female voice on point for Ops was the first thing i heard on the NASA Live today. So Cool! Then this evening, church was canceled, so i went to the free Estes Park movie — Hidden Figures — which was perfect timing. Only disappointment was that Phil Mouse didn’t post about the landing, but the poor folks in TX have enough going on right now.

    1. Wasn’t it great? I kept flipping around to different sources and there were so many women speaking from JPL. I thought about you and the movie and the women. Great day all around.

      I’m thinking constantly about Phil. She’s in Houston and as resilient as she is, she probably wasn’t prepared for this week’s disaster.

    1. They had to have been pretty close to correct if Percy got through the atmosphere to a successful landing. I’m just in awe of the whole thing, everything that had to be constructed and calculated perfectly to produce a successful launch, flight, and landing. And the fun is just beginning!

... and that's my two cents