NASA Video Offers Behind-the-scenes Look at Mars 2020 Prep
A new video released by NASA takes us behind the scenes of the Mars 2020 mission.
Mars Countdown: A Story Firmness (Below) follows four days of events leading up to the launch of the ambitious mission from Cape Canaveral in Florida on July 30, 2020.
In it we see NASA chief Jim Bridenstein and others from the space agency discussing the mission’s goals set to become Perseverance (NASA’s most advanced rover ever) and Ingenuity (the first aircraft to fly on another planet ) Operate an array. Scientific research on the Martian surface when it arrived in February 2021.
The material also includes a peek inside Moyogega Cooper’s laboratory, the head engineer of Fortitude Planet Safety, where he explains careful steps to ensure that we don’t contaminate Mars with bacteria from Earth.
“This is exactly what we’re trying to stop,” Bridenstine Cooper tells. “The protection of the planets is to keep science as pure as possible so that when we search, we know that they are indeed in search.”
The video, which is full of stirring statements and bold visions for future space travel, also includes some interesting details such as a closer look at the replica of the tube of strongly collected Martian soil as part of the effort. Will hold samples. Search for evidence of ancient life on the planet. The sampled tubes will be installed side by side on Mars and later collected by another mission for 2026 that will attempt to return Martian material to Earth for scientific analysis.
“When you look at the team that put this robot together, and the team that put this launch vehicle together, that’s what they did. They stood firm.” Look administrator @JimBridenstine Take you behind our scenes #CountdownToMars. Full video: https://t.co/nHl1gK7ZP3 pic.twitter.com/I85NEsCu8M
– NASA (@NASA) 14 September 2020
There are a lot of encouraging things, too, about how the Mars 2020 mission is paving the way for human exploration of Mars, and also a remarkable step toward the ultimate goal of making humans a multi-planet species.
The second part of the video focuses on the imminent lift-off of the United Launch Alliance’s powerful Atlas V rocket, while you also get two students – Alex Mather and Vanija Rupani – who won the competition in the name of Mars Rover and the helicopter that won the prize. The launch got to be seen live as part.