An artist’s conception shows NASA’s Perseverance rover using the PIXL X-ray instrument to analyze rock on Mars. (NASA / JPL Illustration)

Geekwire’s Alan Boyle covered the Pacific Northwest’s contributions to the Mars 2020 mission. First Mode is featured for the team’s work on physical assembly and integration of the Perseverance rover, design of a surrogate rover (“Faux-ver”) used in simulations, and on-going support for Perseverance’s atmospheric entry, descent, and landing on Mars.

Check out the article for more details on First Mode’s involvement and contributions of other key players who are making the Mars 2020 mission possible!

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