Thomas Zurbuchen who is an associate administrator of the agency's Science Mission Directorate releases the first song for Perseverance Rover, titled "Hello Mars."
NASA issued a data pant on the landing at Perseverance, containing videos, photos, and audio on the surface of Mars, said Justin Maki, chief of the NASA Perseverance rover imaging scientist and instrument operations team at a news briefing on Monday (Feb. 22).
The first video produced by the Perseverance team from NASA produced amazing views of the rover's entry, down and landing operations, plenty of fantastic photos of the rover's Jezero Crater landing site (including the first panorama of Perseverance).
But for Perseverance, this isn't just a first. This is the first sound ever on another planet's surface.
Clicking on the game (and listening to the sound) lets you hear the Martian wind roaring, and some rover sounds whirling in a high pitch. The sound is deeply foreign, reminiscent of planet Earth's relaxing sounds. I could hear the audio all day long, which is peaceful and soothing, intrinsic. However, I chose to use lovely historical audio instead and turn it into an album.
With those new Mars songs, I produced "Hello, Mars," a song that is the first song to be published, using the first audio ever recorded on the surface of Mars at least when this article was written.
"I'm finally here but I'm just getting started," go the lyrics of the album. "I've been training for years, though they said it was hard and 'why would I go all this way?' Oh, why wouldn't I go all this way?"
The song continues, 'I feel like I hear for the first time seeing.' The microphones and cameras of Perseverance cause us to see and hear the Red Planet like never before. It then leads to the line of 'discovery here and exploration here,' a more apparent reference to the optimistic science goals of the Mission before it becomes a nice, upbeat finish.NASA sent perseverance to Mars, including the quest for data on ancient life and the study of the atmosphere of the earth.
Although there is no official Challenge to composing the Mars Competition, NASA has made available publicly the samples along with the other "firehose of data" they released Monday if you are a musician or artist and want to play with these sustainable audio clips of Perseverance. As the rover continues to collect audio, video, and pictures, the Red Planet can still be seen.