Was there once life on Mars? Our Perseverance rover aims to figure out! On Thursday, July 30, watch our new robotic astrobiologist launch on a seven-month expedition to the Red Planet. Launching on board will be the most worldly set of contraptions ever dispatched to Mars, with the hope Perseverance will uncover the planet’s secrets.
Tune in to our live launch telecast starting at 7 a.m. EDT. Teams are concentrating on 7:50 a.m. EDT for liftoff of Perseverance atop United Launch Alliance’s Atlas V rocket from Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Remember to set a reminder to become part of us in the #CountdownToMars – you will not want to miss this historical mission take flight!
Learn more about the mission: https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/mission/overview/