Engadget Podcast: NASA’s Mars Perseverance Rover has landed! Now what?

We chat with space nerd and PhD candidate Sophia Gad-Nasr about our trip to Mars.

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Devindra Hardawar
February 26th, 2021
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This week, Devindra and Cherlynn chat with PhD candidate and all-around space nerd Sophia Gad-Nasr about NASA’s Mars Perseverance Rover. We dive into what it’s journey was like, what was so remarkable about its landing, and what it’ll be working on in the future. Also, we chat about the new PSVR headset, the death of Fry’s Electronics and Cinefex magazine, and more!

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  • What’s Perseverance’s mission on Mars? Feat. Sophia Gad - Nasr – 1:05

  • The secret code inside Perseverance’s supersonic parachute – 9:58

  • Perseverance: The Tech Specs – 17:12

  • Android updates – 27:10

  • PS 5 VR – 32:13

  • Huawei foldable phone – 36:47

  • Quick Spotify News – 45:52

  • RIP Fry’s electronics and Cinefx Magazine – 52:40

  • Around Engadget / Working On – 59:19

  • Picks – 1:11:40

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Hosts: Devindra Hardawar and Cherlynn Low
Producer: Ben Ellman
Music: Dale North and Terrence O'Brien

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