NASA and Twitter engaged in some late-night pleasant alternate, with the 2 establishing a “date” in July to observe the launch of NASA’s Mars rover Perseverance that can search indicators of historical life and acquire rock and soil samples for potential return to Earth.
It all started with Twitter reaching out to the US house company. “U up?” Twitter requested, tagging NASA.
The social media platform obtained a reply in a single minute. “Hey, Twitter! What’s up?” NASA replied.
Twitter being the earthling replied: “Tweeting from earth. What’s up with you”
Here’s how the remainder of the dialog went:
NASA: Nice, we love Earth. Just take a look at it
Twitter: How’s the wifi up there and in addition what’s your favourite house snack?
NASA: WiFi is fairly respectable! Some of our @NASA_Astronauts can tweet from up there! Favorite snack? Launch meat.
Twitter: sooo, Mars?
NASA: Obvi. Our @NASAPersevere rover is launching there in July. Watch with us?
Twitter: it is a date
NASA: *posts a GIF of an astronaut drawing a coronary heart icon*
Mars rover Perseverance be the fifth exploratory automobile on the Red Planet following within the tire tracks of the equally augustly titled Sojourner, Spirit, Opportunity, and Curiosity.
u up? @NASA
— Twitter (@Twitter) May 20, 2020
Mars 2020 is a component of a bigger program that features missions to the Moon as a approach to put together for human exploration of the Red Plane.
Perserverance is projected to land in February 2021.
The mission has two new aims: To hunt down indicators of historical life, after which pattern supplies and put together a cache that may be returned to Earth on a return journey.
It builds on the identical expertise platform utilized by Curiosity, however will be capable to land extra exactly and has an onboard system to keep away from hazardous terrain on descent.
It additionally has an improved wheel design, and carries a drill for coring samples from the Martian rocks and soil because it scours for indicators of historical microbial life.