I know this is old news at this point. I have just been to busy to really dig deep into the details. It seems that NASA created a message in binary code on Perseverance's parachute, "Dare Mighty Things" what a fantastic easter egg!
|The red and white in the parachute helps the engineers see if the parachute is twisting. They took the opportunity to write a coded message and challenged folks to decode it.|
The phrase "Dare Might Things" appears as part of a speech "The Strenuous Life" that Roosevelt gave to the Hamilton Club in 1899.
“Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.”
|Perseverance being lowered down to the Martian surface|
|First high-res photo from Perseverance|