NASA Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover Landing Touch Down
After 203-days and 293 million miles, mission control at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California announced that the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover successfully touched down at 3:55 p.m. EST. This car-sized rover weighs 2,263-pounds and is set to undergo several weeks of testing before it begins its two-year science investigation of Mars’ Jezero Crater. Scientists on Earth will eventually be able to study samples collected by Perseverance to search for definitive signs of past life using instruments that were too large to be transported to the Red Planet. Read more for a video and additional information.



Perseverance has been equipped with seven primary science instruments, the most cameras ever sent to Mars, and its extremely complex sample caching system, which will traverse the Jezero region for fossilized remains of ancient microscopic Martian life, collecting samples along the way. Its Mars Entry, Descent, and Landing Instrumentation 2 (MEDLI2) sensor suite collected data about Mars’ atmosphere and data is expected to help future manned missions land on other worlds.

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This landing is one of those pivotal moments for NASA, the United States, and space exploration globally – when we know we are on the cusp of discovery and sharpening our pencils, so to speak, to rewrite the textbooks. The Mars 2020 Perseverance mission embodies our nation’s spirit of persevering even in the most challenging of situations, inspiring, and advancing science and exploration. The mission itself personifies the human ideal of persevering toward the future and will help us prepare for human exploration of the Red Planet in the 2030s,” said acting NASA Administrator Steve Jurczyk.