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Season 4 Preview: Mars Rovers

Season 4Dec 13, 2021

In the fourth season of “On a Mission” we’ll be transported to the Red Planet with all five of NASA’s Mars rovers.

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Mission control:TRN Safety Bravo.

Mission commentator Swati Mohan: We have completed our Terrain Relative Navigation, current speed is about 30 meters per second, altitude of about 300 meters off the surface of Mars.

Narrator: In the next season of “On a Mission,” we’ll be transported to the planet Mars with NASA’s rovers: Sojourner. Spirit. Opportunity. Curiosity. Perseverance.

Mission commentator Swati Mohan: Sky crane maneuver has started. About 20 meters off the surface.

Narrator: We’ll learn whywe keep driving rovers around the fourth rock from the Sun, and hear stories from mission scientists and engineers about how we’ve overcome many challenges to make this kind of exploration possible.

Mission commentator Swati Mohan: Touchdown confirmed! Perseverance is safely on the surface of Mars, ready to begin seeking the signs of past life. [Cheers]

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