What Are JPL’s Lucky Peanuts? – NASA Solar System Exploration

Before NASA’s Perseverance rover landed on Mars on Feb. 18, 2021, the entry, descent, and landing team posed at the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Southern California with individual bags of traditional “lucky peanuts.” Eating peanuts before major mission events is a longstanding tradition at JPL. Standing in the foreground are (left to right) … Read more

“Once Under 100 Meters of Water” –JPL’s Perseverance Mars Report: Heading South to Explore Jezero Crater’s Lake Bed

On June 1, says the JPL, NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover kicked off the science phase of its mission by leaving the “Octavia E. Butler” landing site. Until recently, the rover has been undergoing systems tests, or commissioning, and supporting the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter’s month of flight tests. Jezero Crater Prelude –The Flyover The Jezero crater … Read more