Party With Alejandro!

In this illustration, NASA’s Perseverance rover gets its first look at the Martian surface below, after dropping its heat shield just under six minutes after entry into the Mars atmosphere. Hundreds of critical events must execute perfectly and exactly on time for the rover to land safely on Feb. 18, 2021.

When the Perseverance landed on Mars, I watched it from work so I only  did a quiet little happy dance.

Do you know who did NOT do a quiet little happy dance?

Alejandro Miguel San Martin- Alejandro has been a NASA engineer for over 35 years.

This is his FIFTH Mars landing.

 I could watch him loving this moment in time over and over again.

I’ve posted the original video shot by his daughter because I like the little bio that she included.

So.

The next time we land something on Mars let’s go hang out with Alejandro. I think we will have a blast.

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A portion of the panorama captured by the Mastcam-Z camera system aboard NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover. The full panorama consists of 142 images taken on Feb. 21, 2021.

Great article:

NASA Chief Engineer Watches Perseverance Touchdown From Home & His Reaction Is Priceless

Alejandro Miguel San Martin, the chief engineer of four previous Mars landings had no choice but to turn his daughter’s childhood bedroom into a makeshift control room to monitor the NASA Perseverance landing. 

Today On Mars

This image depicts a possible area through which the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover could traverse across Jezero Crater.

I don’t know about you, but I think that it’s pretty exciting to go on line and say, ” You know what? Let’s see what’s happening on Mars today. “

Seriously.

The times we live in might not be so great, but parts of it are.

Anita Marie

This is the first high-resolution, color image to be sent back by the Hazard Cameras (Hazcams) on the underside of NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover after its landing.

Mars 02-22-21

Welcome To Mars

At the Press conference today some of the scientists recommended slowing down the speed on the video as you watched the landing because there is so much information to take in. I don’t know how to do that, but I guess I’ll ask around and find out.

They also said the same thing about the pictures. Zoom in and just have fun with it.

Anita Marie

This panorama, taken on Feb. 20, 2021, by the Navigation Cameras
Perseverance Navcams 360-Degree Panorama

Navcam View of Perseverance’s Rover Deck

Mastcam-Z Looks at Its Calibration Target

 

This first image of NASA’s Perseverance Rover on the surface of Mars from the High Resolution Imaging Experiment (HiRISE) camera aboard NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) shows the many parts of the Mars 2020 mission landing system that got the rover safely on the ground.