Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Perseverance Update: TOMORROW'S THE DAY!!!

A computer-generated screenshot showing the Perseverance rover being lowered from its rocket-powered descent stage onto the surface of Mars...which will actually take place tomorrow, February 18.

DON'T FORGET: 11:15 AM, Pacific Standard Time (2:15 PM, Eastern Standard Time) is when NASA will begin live coverage of tomorrow's much-anticipated landing of the Perseverance rover and Ingenuity helicopter on the surface of Mars! 12:55 PM, PST (3:55 PM, EST) is when Perseverance will hopefully touch down on the Red Planet. Let's all cross our fingers that the centerpiece of the Mars 2020 mission will join America's growing family of rovers and landers (behind Curiosity and InSight, the last-remaining active robots on the Martian soil) at Mars less than 24 hours from now.

And as a reminder, click on this NASA page to see where Perseverance and Ingenuity are currently located in space. Happy Hump Day!

A computer-generated screenshot showing the Mars 2020 spacecraft's current position from the Red Planet...on February 17, 2021.

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