Touchdown: NASA's Perseverance rover ready to search for life on Mars

Emmanuel Macron

French President Emmanuel Macron stands in front of a screen broadcasting the landing of NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover on the planet Mars in Paris on February 18, 2021.

Photo credit: AFP

After seven months in space, NASA's Perseverance rover overcame a tense landing phase with a series of perfectly executed manoeuvres to gently float down to the Martian soil Thursday and embark on its mission to search for signs of past life.


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