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NaPoWriMo21 Day 13: Meanwhile, Back on Mars

A poem about how the NASA Perseverance Rover might report a discovery while exploring the surface of Mars tomorrow.

NaPoWriMo21 Day 13 - Meanwhile, Back on Mars

Today’s NaPoWriMo prompt challenged me to write a poem in the form of a news article I wish would come out tomorrow. The poem I wrote is about how the NASA Perseverance Rover might report a discovery while exploring the surface of Mars tomorrow.

Meanwhile, Back on Mars

CONNECT PERSEVERANCE….. [SEND]

TERRESTRIAL SYSTEMS:
NASA/JPL-Caltech/CAB Comm-Link…..[OK]

Standby…..

Incoming Transmission…..
CONNECTION STATUS:
Mars PERSEVERANCE Rover Receiving…..[OK]
Connection Delay….. [7m:22s]
Signal Strength….. [MODERATE]
PERSEVERANCE Comms…. [READY]

GO PERSEVERANCE Platform Report….. [SEND]

Incoming Transmission…..
ROVER INSTRUMENTS REPORT:
ZONE: ISIDIS PLANITIA REGION
FEATURE: JEZERO CRATOR
LOCATION: 18:01.30N-077:01.45W
STABILIZERS…. [OK]
WHEEL CHECK…..[OK]
POWER….. [CHARGING…. 95]
MASTCAM-Z….. [OK]
SUPERCAM….. [OK]
MEDA….. [OK]
SHERLOC….. [OK]
PIXL….. [OK]
MOXIE….. [OK]
RIMFAX….. [OK]
INGENUITY….. [OK]
END REPORT.

GO PERSEVERANCE MEDA Platform Report….. [SEND]

Incoming Transmission…..
MEDA REPORT:
MISSION DAY: SOL-54
HIGH….. -11-DEG-F
LOW….. -115-DEG-F
WIND….. WEST/3-MILES
END REPORT.

GO PERSEVERANCE INGENUITY Flight Plan 001….. [SEND]

Incoming Transmission…..
INGENUITY HELO TEST:
PLATFORM….. [OK]FLIGHT….. [001]
ENGINE….. [START]
ROTOR….. [2,380 RPM] 
LAUNCH AUTH….. [GO]

Standby…..

INGENUITY HELO FLIGHT LOG:
TIME: 0730-HOURS
DISTANCE….. 35m
ALTITUDE….. 310m
FLIGHT-TIME….. 1m:27s 
MISSION STATUS…. [100]
END LOG.

GO PERSEVERANCE SHERLOC Sensor Lab 013….. [SEND]

Incoming Transmission…..
SHERLOC SENSOR TEST

SENSOR CALIBRATION…. [OK]SENSOR DEPLOYMENT…. [GO]

Standby…..

Incoming Transmission…..
SHERLOC REPORT:
LAB MISSION….. [013]
ORGANIC-H2O…. [POSITIVE]
BIOSIGNATURE…. [POSITIVE]
*** H2O DETECTED ***
END REPORT.

WARNING: CONNECTION LOST….. [SEARCHING]

Standby…..

Standby…..

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Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU — This image was acquired on Apr. 12, 2021 (Sol 51) at the local mean solar time of 12:01:35.