Mars 2020 Mission Perseverance Rover
Launch time: July 30th, 4:50am PDT
Join us on a VIRTUAL journey to Mars hosted by NASA. The new Mars rover, Perseverance, lifts off this week and lands on Mars in Feb. 2021 to search for evidence of ancient microbial life. Be an armchair space traveler and brush up on U.S. space exploration history!
When you attend the launch virtually, you can receive mission updates and check into other events like the global “NASA Social,” a behind-the-scenes view of the Perseverance launch. Learn about Ingenuity, the autonomous helicopter going to Mars with the rover to assist with the mission. It’s another NASA first!
Mars Missions of the Past
Learn the history of NASA’s ambitious and innovative Mars explorations dating back to the 1960s, here: www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/mars/missions/index-past.html.
Remember Apollo 11, Get Ready for Artemis!
This week marks the 51st anniversary of humankind’s first steps on the Moon. The Apollo 11 mission fulfilled JFK’s challenge and began a program that NASA will continue with the Artemis program, sending the first woman and next man to the Moon by 2024!
NASA Viewing Channels
*All images are courtesy of NASA.