NASA's Perseverance Rover Lands on Mars

Nasa Perseverance

NASA's Perseverance Mars Rover landed on the red planet yesterday, February 18. The rover is NASA's fifth and largest to land on Mars, marking an historic milestone for the space program. And that's only one of the major firsts for this mission; while on Mars, the rover will be the first to search for evidence of ancient life, the first to fly an aircraft (NASA helicopter Ingenuity) on another planet, and the first to record sound on Mars. To learn more about NASA's Perseverance Rover and to stay updated with its journey, follow along here.

To commemorate this historic journey, buildings in major cities around the country are aglow in red, including the Empire State building in New York City, and our own St. Louis Science Center.
image credit: NASA 

February 22, 2021 - 8:29am
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