The Perseverance Rover will launch this summer (July 17 – Aug. 5, 2020) and head to Jezero Crater, where it will land at the foot of a river delta which was clearly a lake at the time microbial life was flourishing on Earth.
YOU CAN WATCH THE ROVER LAUNCH LIVE!!!
Next Tuesday, June 30th at 4:00 p.m.
View webcast at: https://youtu.be/PZVnJi9NYZc
The American Museum of Natural History’s Director of Astrovisualization, Carter Emmart, will lead us on an exploration of this exciting landing site as we fly over it together using OpenSpace, NASA-supported software. We will see why Jezero Crater was chosen and the features it has to offer for this latest in NASA’s series of Mars rovers to investigate past conditions which could have supported life.
Ask a Scientist
During the live webcast, you will be able to interact with scientists by asking questions (using the chat feature) that relate to NASA’s 2020 Mars Mission.