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Here’s seek for NASA’s Perseverance rover land on Mars on Thursday


NASA’s Mars rover Perseverance is moral days some distance from a harrowing touchdown on the Crimson Planet Thursday (Feb. 18) and likewise you are going to be in a position to look for the ancient match unfold continue to exist-line. 

The Perseverance rover will land on Mars on Thursday at 3: 55 p.m. EST (2055 GMT), however NASA’s webcasts for the match in spite of every thing originate up right this moment time (Feb. 16) at 1 p.m. EST (1800 GMT). 

NASA’s dwell touchdown broadcast on Thursday begins at 2: 15 p.m. EST (1915 GMT). Which that you just might maybe also look for that dwell here and on Jam.com’s homepage, courtesy of NASA, or straight from NASA’s YouTube channel. Spanish audio system will indulge in but any other broadcast accessible on a NASA Spanish channel in what’s going to be the company’s first Spanish-language touchdown imprint. Which that you just might maybe also quiz questions about any of NASA’s social media feeds (@NASA) using the hashtag #CountdowntoMars.  

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Artist's illustration on NASA's 2020 Mars rover, now officially known as Perseverance, on the Red Planet.

An artist’s illustration of NASA’s Mars rover Perseverance on the Crimson Planet. (Image credit rating: NASA/JPL-Caltech)

Launched in July 2020, Perseverance is the latest in a series of missions targeted on assessing how liveable Mars was as soon as in the broken-down past. The mission represents a vital pivot point in NASA’s Mars exploration for the reason that rover will cache basically the most promising samples for a future Mars sample-return mission to Earth later this decade, if every thing goes to schedule.

Every other ancient first for the Perseverance mission could be a helicopter, called Ingenuity, that will take a look at flying on Mars for the main time. The hope is to make spend of such shrimp drones for scouting ahead of astronaut missions, or exploring terrible areas, in future Mars missions.

Read on for our NASA TV webcast data for NASA’s Mars Perseverance rover touchdown this week. NASA additionally has a Mars 2020 rover STEM toolkit accessible here for faculty students and lecturers.

Tuesday, Feb. 16

Press conferences on NASA TV/JPL YouTube

  • 1 p.m. EST (1800 GMT): Facts briefing defending a mission overview and know-how.  Depend on questions at @NASA using #CountdownToMars.   
  • 3: 30 p.m. EST (2030 GMT): Facts briefing defending a science overview. Depend on questions at @NASA using #CountdownToMars.
  • 7 p.m. EST (2300 GMT): NASA Social Mars Perseverance match on YouTube

Pupil briefings on JPL Education Channel

  • 11: 30 a.m. EST (1640 GMT): Excessive faculty scholar countdown to touchdown.  To quiz questions, register here
  • 2: 30 p.m. EST (1930 GMT): Center-faculty college students countdown to touchdown webcast. To quiz questions, register here.

Wednesday, Feb. 17

Press conferences on NASA TV/JPL YouTube

  • 1 p.m. EST (1800 GMT): Facts briefing including a mission self-discipline update and a preview of the following day’s touchdown actions. Depend on questions at @NASA using #CountdownToMars.
  • 3 p.m. EST (2000 GMT): Facts briefing including a discussion of broken-down existence and Mars sample return. Depend on questions at @NASA using #CountdownToMars.

Pupil briefings on JPL Education Channel

  •  12: 30 p.m. EST (1750 GMT): Elementary faculty scholar countdown to touchdown.  
  • To quiz questions, register here.

Thursday, Feb. 18 (touchdown day) and past

Touchdown day webcasts on NASA TV/JPL YouTube

  • 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
  • 3: 55 p.m. EST (2055 GMT): LANDING TIME for Mars rover Perseverance
  • Round 5: 30 p.m. EST (2230 GMT): Put up touchdown press conference. 

Put up-touchdown update briefings NASA TV/JPL YouTube

  •  Friday, Feb. 19 at 1 p.m. EST (1800 GMT): Perseverance rover update. 
  •  Monday, Feb. 22 at 2 p.m. EST (1900 GMT): Perseverance rover update.  

Which that you just might maybe also additionally  be a half of the Perseverance Mars rover touchdown near to by signing up for NASA’s social media match here. NASA additionally has a “digital visitor experience” accessible for the public to participate in to celebrate the touchdown.

Consult with Jam.com Thursday for entire coverage of the Perseverance Mars rover’s touchdown on the Crimson Planet.

Utter Elizabeth Howell on Twitter @howellspace. Utter us on Twitter @Spacedotcom and on Fb. 

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