The images may help NASA and the European Space Agency with their next Mars sample return mission. The 4-pound (1.8 kilos) Ingenuity photographed the parachute and backshell and NASA’s Perseverance rover land inside the Red Planet’s Jezero Crater on Feb. 18, 2021 during its most recent journey, which took place on April 19. The famous Perseverance, with Ingenuity snuggled in its belly, was aided by the conical backshell in surviving the long journey from Mars to Earth, as well as the brief but hot excursion through Mars’ atmosphere. The mission’s supersonic parachute was the largest ever deployed on Mars, measuring 70.5 feet (21.5 meters) wide. The rover’s descent was considerably…
Houston, we are going to Titan.
A mission like no other, for a place that's unlike anything in our solar system.
Opportunity – A Tribute
Bye Bye Oppy...