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Forums - General Discussion - NASA's Perseverance Rover successfully lands on Mars

Now that we've pulled this off, it opens the door to aerial exploration on other planets and even moons; one such mission has been proposed for Saturn's moon Titan which also has an atmosphere, not to mention its own oceans, lakes, and rivers of methane and, according to probes, potentially organic molecules.



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More breakthroughs:

Perseverance has succeeded in extracting oxygen from Mars's atmosphere, which could have applications for both making rocket fuel and breathable air in future missions: https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-s-perseverance-mars-rover-extracts-first-oxygen-from-red-planet/

Ingenuity's second and third flights were also successful, the latter of which had it covering a distance of 100 meters.



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Afte 5 successful flights, the Ingenuity helicopter has made a one-way trip of 129 meters to a new base site, during which it reached a new height record of 10 meters and stayed airborne for 108 seconds.

https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/nasas-ingenuity-mars-helicopter-completes-first-one-way-trip

Video and audio of the aerial drone in action, captured from the rover:

https://mars.nasa.gov/news/8941/nasas-perseverance-captures-video-audio-of-fourth-ingenuity-flight/

The rover itself has begun conducted tests on an ancient lake bed:

https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/perseverances-robotic-arm-starts-conducting-science



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