NASA’s Perseverance rover watched its aerial crane crash onto Mars (photo)

The Perseverance Mars rover’s “sky crane” descent stage made the ultimate sacrifice last week, and now we have a photo to commemorate the heroic death of the flying robot.

The rocket-powered overhead crane lowered the car-sized Perseverance vehicle to the floor of Mars’ Jezero crater with cables last Thursday (February 18), triggering the harrowing entry, descent and landing (EDL) sequence of the “seven minutes of terror” of the vehicle. to a successful ending.

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