NASA Reveals First Image and Message from Historic Mars Rover Landing

Written by on February 19, 2021

The NASA Perseverance Rover safely landed on Mars after its 292.5 million-mile journey from Earth,

The space agency confirmed at 3:55 p.m. ET Thursday. The rover landed itself flawlessly, according to the mission’s team.

“Percy,” as the spacecraft is affectionately called at mission control (short for perseverance the mission title),
sent back its first images of the landing site immediately after touchdown, which shows the rover’s shadow on the surface of its landing site of Jezero Crater.
It is alleged that the first transmitted  message from the red planet rover was…….

“Alexa Open Internet Radio”

Apparently, hoping to hear “The Breakfast Show”  from 300million miles away!
The NASA team said it was logical, as the next step for Duggystone Radio was to be inter-planetary
No-one is sure why the rover decided this to be the first message it sent, but it appeared to go down well in the NASA control room.
Especially as it the “Radio Caroline” slot time.
It appears the track was a “hit”
It’s reported that Amazon will have the Mars language in its database going forward!
The Team Have Been Practicing Controlling the rover with some tough tests

Twitter went into meltdown over the historic news

First Image From the Red Planet

Perseverance, nicknamed Percy, is a car-sized Mars rover designed to explore Jezero crater on Mars as part of NASA‘s Mars 2020 mission. It was manufactured by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and was launched on 30 July 2020, at 11:50 UTC.[1] Confirmation that the rover had landed on Mars was received on 18 February 2021 at 20:55 UTC.[2] As of 19 February 2021, Perseverance has been on Mars for 0 sols (0 Earth days).
Perseverance also reported no Gyms, Bars or restaurants were open even with zero cases of Coronavirus being reported on the red planet.
Keep it Duggystone Radio were freakin interplanetary now
Just say “Alexa open internet radio”
It’s reported that Amazon will have the Mars language in its database going forward!

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