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‘7 minutes of terror’: a look at the technology Perseverance will need to survive landing on Mars – The Conversation US

Perseverance follows in the tracks of Curiosity. The latter’s touchdown on Martian soil in 2012 marked the first successful use of several pioneering space technologies….



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This month has been a busy one for Mars exploration. Several countries sent missions to the red planet in June last year, taking advantage of a launch window. Most have now arrived after their eight-month voyage.
Within the next few days, NASA will perform a direct entry of the Martian atmosphere to land the Perseverance rover in Marss Jezero Crater.
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