Juanes will be part of the “first” program of the NASA for Hispanics who will broadcast a live landing, that of the Perseverance space probe in Mars after leaving Florida about seven months ago.
“Excited to be able to witness in life one of the greatest achievements of humanity and that will also help to bring us closer to the red planet as a species, thus expanding our knowledge and awareness,” the Colombian said in a statement.
He also celebrated “the contributions that so many Latinos have made to the effort” of the US space agency.
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Perseverance is set for a “dangerous” landing this Thursday in the Jezero crater of Mars, almost seven months after its launch from the Cinto Kennedy Space (Florida), the US space agency NASA reported on Wednesday.
“NASA is collaborating with prominent figures in the Hispanic community, including Juanes, to help share the excitement of the Mars 2020 Perseverance mission,” he explained in a statement. Brittany Brown, your director of digital communications.
He explained that this is the agency’s first virtual coverage in Spanish of a planetary landing, entitled “Together we persevere” to “reach Spanish-speakers from all over the world.”
According to the federal agency, the idea is “to show the role that Hispanic professionals at NASA have had in this historic mission.”
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The Perseverance rover, which was launched on July 30, 2020, will search for signs of past microbial life, collect selected rock and sediment samples for future shipment to the Land.
It will characterize the geology and climate of Mars and pave the way for future human exploration beyond the Luna.
If successful, the landing would be NASA’s fifth space probe on Martian soil since Sojourner (1997), Spirit and Opportunity (2004), and Curiosity (2012).