During the Perseverance landing broadcast, many of us heard a voice call out, "Take that, Jezero!" Every article I can find simply identifies the speaker as "a controller" (or just "someone"), and despite how popular the quote has become on social media since then, I still haven't been able to find anything identifying who the speaker was. Does anyone know? Has this legend taken credit for their iconic quote yet?

  • $\begingroup$ Why would anyone say something like that? $\endgroup$
    – Giovanni
    Apr 21, 2021 at 5:51
  • $\begingroup$ Could it be a mistranscribed gee zero? Possibly a reference to something with a technical meaning (ground zero, gee as in gravity,...). $\endgroup$ Apr 21, 2021 at 6:32
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    $\begingroup$ @JyrkiLahtonen Perhaps, but considering that the landing site was Jezero crater, I think "Jezero" makes more sense in context. I'm also going based on my memories of the audio, not just the transcription in these articles. $\endgroup$
    – dez
    Apr 21, 2021 at 13:19
  • $\begingroup$ @Giovanni The rover had just touched down in Jezero crater. I guess the controller was just really excited. $\endgroup$
    – dez
    Apr 21, 2021 at 13:21
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    $\begingroup$ Thanks for the explanation @dez. $\endgroup$ Apr 21, 2021 at 13:23


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