Good Luck Percy!

Today the Perseverance is landing on Mars.
I don’t know about you, but I am SUPER excited- check out the landing if you can. It’s going to be a EPIC.
anita marie

Watch the Feb. 18 Landing Broadcast

Tune in live at 11:15 a.m. PST / 2:15 p.m. EST / 19:15 UTC

LIVE Landing Broadcast: Perseverance Rover Lands on Mars

Channels that will carry the live broadcast include:
YouTubeTwitterFacebookLinkedInTwitchDaily MotionTheta.TV, and NASA App

Spanish-language show

Clean feed of mission control on YouTube

360-degree stream on YouTube

  • Mission Name: Mars 2020

  • Rover Name: Perseverance

  • Main Job: The Perseverance rover will seek signs of ancient life and collect rock and soil samples for possible return to Earth.

  • Launch: July 30, 2020, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida

  • Landing: Feb. 18, 2021

  • Landing Site: Jezero Crater, Mars

  • Mission Duration: At least one Mars year (about 687 Earth days)

  • Tech Demo: The Mars Helicopter is a technology demonstration, hitching a ride on the Perseverance rover.

Perseverance Landing Day Milestones

 Step 1 | Cruise Stage Separation

 Step 2 | Atmospheric Entry

 Step 3 | Peak Heating

 Step 4 | Peak Deceleration

 Step 5 | Parachute Deployment

 Step 6 | Heat Shield Separation

 Step 7 | Radar Lock

 Step 8 | Terrain Relative Navigation Solution

 Step 9 | Backshell Separation

 Step 10 | Powered Descent

 Step 11 | Rover Separation/Sky Crane

 Step 12 | Touchdown!

Toolkit Resources

Photo:NASA Jezero Crater

Explore Jezero Crater, the future home of NASA’s Perseverance rover


Perseverance on Mars: ​This illustration depicts NASA’s Perseverance rover operating on the surface of Mars. Perseverance will land at the Red Planet’s Jezero Crater a little after 3:40 p.m. EST (12:40 p.m. PST) on Feb. 18, 2021. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech.

Name Ingenuity
Main Job A technology demonstration to test the first powered flight on Mars. The helicopter will ride to Mars attached to the belly of the Perseverance rover.
Launch July 30, 2020, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida
Landing Feb. 18, 2021
Landing Site Jezero Crater, Mars
Length of Mission One or more flights within 30 days

Photo NASA: Ingenuity

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