Panorama from Perseverance’s Sol3 Mastcam (NASA)

The Perseverance Rover landed successfully on Mars on Feb. 18, 2021. Perseverance then entered the next part of its mission to photograph and record footage from the surface of Mars, while collecting samples to bring back to Earth. How is Perseverance doing this? What kind of samples is it collecting? And how will its findings from Mars impact human life on Earth?

This story was produced by Gabrielle Bondi for JOUR 400: Foundations of Video Journalism at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.

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The Adler Planetarium in Chicago, Illinois hosted a virtual Mars-di Gras Mars Rover Landing Watch Party on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021. They aired a live broadcast from NASA of the Perseverance rover landing, along with commentary and informational highlights about Mars.

This video story covers the event and reactions to the Mars Rover landing, highlighting why it’s considered a landmark moment for space exploration.

This story was produced by Gabrielle Bondi for JOUR 400: Foundations of Video Journalism at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.

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Gabrielle Bondi

Gabrielle Bondi

Gabrielle is a student at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. This blog is a sampling of her work from the MSJ program.