The world was in mourning following the death of a British mountaineer who fell during a land rover mission to Mars on Saturday.
The accident occurred at the end of the descent to the Martian surface of the Red Planet on a NASA Mars Pathfinder spacecraft, which is currently orbiting Mars.
The 35-year-old British man fell during the lander’s descent to a landing zone on Mars’ Red Planet.
He was on a two-day trek from London to the South Pole when the incident happened.
The news was greeted with shock and disbelief among Britons on social media.
The British mountainer who died in the accident was one of the most accomplished and accomplished climbers on the planet.
His last known position was the South Col, the highest point on the Red Rock formation on Mars, in the far northwest corner of the planet where the rover landed.
The Red Planet is one of four major planetary bodies on which scientists and astronauts have been working since the 1970s.
It is home to the largest and most complex collection of minerals in the Solar System, and one of several known “living worlds” where life may exist.
There have been no reported deaths from any other human fatalities on Mars.