Seven Minutes of Terror: First Mars rover since 2011 lands tomorrow
by Breanna Beers
Tomorrow, February 18, the Perseverance rover will complete its six-and-a-half-month journey to finally land on Martian soil. Within a few days, it will begin its twofold mission of searching for signs of past life on Mars and gathering information to support future human habitation.
The capsule is currently hurtling through Martian orbit 15 times faster than a bullet. To successfully touch down, the capsule will have to slow down enough to drop out of orbit and enter the ...