NASA’s Mars rover Perseverance is simply days away from a harrowing touchdown on the Crimson Planet Thursday (Feb. 18) and you can watch the historic occasion unfold stay on-line.
The Perseverance rover will land on Mars on Thursday at three:55 p.m. EST (2055 GMT), however NASA’s webcasts for the occasion really start right now (Feb. 16) at 1 p.m. EST (1800 GMT).
NASA’s stay touchdown broadcast on Thursday begins at 2:15 p.m. EST (1915 GMT). You’ll be able to watch that live here and on House.com’s homepage, courtesy of NASA, or straight from NASA’s YouTube channel. Spanish audio system may have one other broadcast obtainable on a NASA Spanish channel in what can be the agency’s first Spanish-language landing show. You may ask questions on any of NASA’s social media feeds (@NASA) utilizing the hashtag #CountdowntoMars.
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Launched in July 2020, Perseverance is the most recent in a sequence of missions centered on assessing how liveable Mars was within the historic previous. The mission represents a vital pivot level in NASA’s Mars exploration as a result of the rover will cache probably the most promising samples for a future Mars sample-return mission to Earth later this decade, if every little thing goes to schedule.
One other historic first for the Perseverance mission can be a helicopter, known as Ingenuity, that will test flying on Mars for the first time. The hope is to make use of such small drones for scouting forward of astronaut missions, or exploring harmful areas, in future Mars missions.
Learn on for our NASA TV webcast information for NASA’s Mars Perseverance rover touchdown this week. NASA additionally has a Mars 2020 rover STEM toolkit available here for college students and academics.
Tuesday, Feb. 16
- 1 p.m. EST (1800 GMT): Information briefing protecting a mission overview and know-how. Ask questions at @NASA utilizing #CountdownToMars.
- 2:45 p.m. EST (19:45 GMT): Information briefing protecting a science overview. Ask questions at @NASA utilizing #CountdownToMars.
- 7 p.m. EST (2300 GMT): NASA Social Mars Perseverance occasion on YouTube
Pupil briefings on JPL Education Channel
- 11:30 a.m. EST (1640 GMT): Highschool scholar countdown to touchdown. To ask questions, register here.
- 2:30 p.m. EST (1930 GMT): Center-school college students countdown to touchdown webcast. To ask questions, register here.
Wednesday, Feb. 17
- 1 p.m. EST (1800 GMT): Information briefing together with a mission standing replace and a preview of the subsequent day’s touchdown actions. Ask questions at @NASA utilizing #CountdownToMars.
- three p.m. EST (2000 GMT): Information briefing together with a dialogue of historic life and Mars pattern return. Ask questions at @NASA utilizing #CountdownToMars.
Pupil briefings on JPL Education Channel
- 12:30 p.m. EST (1750 GMT): Elementary college scholar countdown to touchdown.
- To ask questions, register here.
Thursday, Feb. 18 (touchdown day) and past
- 2:15 p.m. EST (1915 GMT): NASA Mars rover Perseverance touchdown webcast begins
- 2:30 p.m. EST (1930 GMT): NASA’s Spanish-language Perseverance touchdown webcast begins
- three:55 p.m. EST (2055 GMT): LANDING TIME for Mars rover Perseverance
- Round 5:30 p.m. EST (2230 GMT): Submit touchdown press convention.
- Friday, Feb. 19 at 1 p.m. EST (1800 GMT): Perseverance rover replace.
- Monday, Feb. 22 at 2 p.m. EST (1900 GMT): Perseverance rover replace.
You may also be part of the Perseverance Mars rover touchdown nearly by signing up for NASA’s social media event here. NASA additionally has a “virtual guest experience” obtainable for the general public to take part in to have fun the touchdown.
Visit Space.com Thursday for full protection of the Perseverance Mars rover’s touchdown on the Crimson Planet.
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