NASA to Provide Update on Perseverance ‘Firsts’ Since Mars Landing


The Navigation Cameras, or Navcams, aboard NASA's Perseverance Mars rover captured this view of the rover's deck
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The Navigation Cameras, or Navcams, aboard NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover captured this view of the rover’s deck on Feb. 20, 2021. This view provides a good look at PIXL (the Planetary Instrument for X-ray Lithochemistry), one of the instruments on the rover’s stowed arm.
Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Since NASAs Mars 2020 Perseverance rover touched down at Jezero Crater Feb. 18, mission controllers have made substantial progress as they prepare the rover for the unpaved road ahead. Mission team members from NASAs Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California will discuss mission firsts achieved so far and those to come in a media teleconference at 3:30 p.m. EST (12:30 p.m. PST) Friday, March 5.

The teleconference audio and accompanying visuals will stream live on the NASA JPL YouTube channel.

Discussing the rovers progress will be:

  • Robert Hogg, Perseverance deputy mission manager, JPL
  • Anais Zarifian, Perseverance mobility test bed engineer, JPL
  • Katie Stack Morgan, Perseverance deputy project scientist, JPL
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