MSN - AP World http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a MSN - AP World Copyright © 2010-2018 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved. http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Sat, 15 May 2021 14:49:44 +0000 NASA's Perseverance sends pictures after landing http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a/48074a783b1a4045b678f43235afcbb3 NASA has released the first close-up picture that captures Perseverance rover descending to the dusty red surface of Mars. The space agency revealed the photo less than 24 hours after the rover successfully landed to search for signs of life. (Feb. 19) 48074a783b1a4045b678f43235afcbb3 Fri, 19 Feb 2021 21:22:45 +0000 SHOTLIST:RESTRICTION SUMMARY: MUST CREDIT NASA++FONTS AND LOGO ON-SCREEN FROM SOURCE++++SOUNDBITES COVERED WITH IMAGES AT SOURCE++NASA – MUST CREDIT NASAPasadena, California – 19 February 20211. SOUNDBITE (English) Pauline Hwang, Assistant strategic mission manager for surface operations:"I'm happy to say that the rover is doing great and is healthy on the surface of Mars and continues to be highly, highly functional and awesome and just I'm exhilarated."2. SOUNDBITE (English) Adam Seltzner, Chief Engineer, Mars 2020 Mission:"This is an image of the rover Perseverance, slung beneath the descent stage, its propulsion backpack as it is being lowered to the surface of Mars."3. SOUNDBITE (English) Hallie Gengl, Instrument Data Systems Operation Lead:"So, this is our first color front house cam image and our first color image from the surface of Mars. This is not a color corrected product yet."4.  SOUNDBITE (English) Aaron Stehura, Deputy Phase Lead for entry, descent and landing:"You can see here in the zoomed in part of the image in the upper right. Our spacecraft with a fully inflated parachute and hanging underneath it, our protective entry capsule."5. SOUNDBITE (English) Aaron Stehura, Deputy Phase Lead for entry, descent and landing:"This was an image captured by our rear hazard avoidance camera, so this is looking backwards from the Perseverance Rover's perspective."6. SOUNDBITE (English) Hallie Gengl, Instrument Data Systems Operation Lead:"So, what this images is of the wheel on the surface of Mars. It's the front right wheel, and we have now actually seen what it looks like right underneath the wheel."STORYLINE:NASA's Mars landing team was on "cloud nine" Friday after getting the first close-up pictures of a rover descending to the dusty red surface. The best photo was released less than 24 hours after the Perseverance rover successfully touched down near an ancient river delta. NASA equipped the spacecraft with a record 25 cameras and two mikes, many of which were turned on during Thursday's descent. Perseverance can be seen in stunning detail just 6 1/2 feet (2 meters) off the ground, being lowered wheels first by cables attached to an overhead sky crane, the red dust kicked up by rocket engines. NASA promises more photos in the next few days and possibly also an audio recording of the descent.Chief engineer Adam Steltzner called the picture "iconic," putting it right up there with photos of Apollo 11's Buzz Aldrin on the moon, Saturn as seen by Voyager 1, and the Hubble Space Telescope's "pillars of creation" shot.A number of thumbnail images have been beamed down so far, too many to count, according to officials. The spacecraft is healthy, according to officials, after landing on a flat, safe surface with just 1 degree of tilt and relatively small rocks nearby. For now, the systems are being checked It will be at least a week before the rover starts driving.===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. NASA has released the first close-up picture that captures Perseverance rover descending to the dusty red surface of Mars. The space agency revealed the photo less than 24 hours after the rover successfully landed to search for signs of life. (Feb. 19) NASA's Perseverance sends pictures after landing