This annotated picture was taken by a parachute-up-look digital camera aboard the protecting again shell of NASA’s Perseverance rover throughout its descent towards Mars’ Jezero Crater on February 18, 2021. Utilizing binary code, two messages have been encoded within the impartial white and international-orange parachute gores (the sections that make up the cover’s hemispherical form).
The inside portion spells out “DARE MIGHTY THINGS,” with every phrase positioned by itself ring of gores. The outer band of the cover supplies GPS coordinates for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California, the place the rover was constructed and the venture is managed.
Mars 2020 Perseverance Programs Engineer Ian Clark designed the binary code sample. The saying is JPL’s motto and is an abridgement of a quote from Teddy Roosevelt’s “Strenuous Life” speech: “Much better is it to dare mighty issues, to win superb triumphs, although checkered by failure … than to rank with these poor spirits who neither get pleasure from nor endure a lot, as a result of they reside in a grey twilight that is aware of not victory nor defeat.”
JPL, which is managed for NASA by Caltech in Pasadena, California, constructed and manages operations of the Perseverance rover.
For extra details about the mission, go to: https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020