South Plains Astronomy Club

Observing Under The Dark West Texas Skies

Presentation by Tom Heisey on the Perseverance rover on Mars. In particular, I concentrated on the engineering behind the sample collection and camera systems. I started out exploring the activities, but “fell down the rabbit hole” when I started looking at the stunning engineering behind the systems.

2021-11-18 Perseverance Update cover
2021-11-18 Perseverance Update

Since the PDF doesn’t include the movies, here are they are:

Selfie Together, Piece by Piece
Sample and Caching System
NASA Sample Return Mission
Dust Devils Photobomb Mastcam-Z
Dust Devil Photobombers! – Mastcam-Z (asu.edu)


To save you some typing, here are the links from the end of the presentation: