Final month, the Perseverance rover efficiently landed on Mars following a six-and-half-month journey from Earth by way of area. Over the subsequent Martian 12 months (or, over 600 days right here on Earth), the rover will seek for indicators of historical life, gather knowledge in regards to the local weather and geology on Mars and pave the best way for human exploration of the Crimson Planet. This mission is a bunch effort by the scientists, engineers, technologists and extra at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Jim Rinaldi, former CIO and present Chief Data Expertise Advisor on the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, joins Juliet to debate IT’s position in a profitable mission, and the way his group at JPL helps mission personnel from early planning levels by way of touchdown and past.
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