Mars rover landing: How to watch NASA’s Perseverance touch down live today

Mars rover landing: How to watch NASA’s Perseverance touch down live today


February has been a busy month for Mars, with both the United Arab Emirates and China sending instruments to study the planet’s surface.

Today, it’s America’s turn: NASA’s rover, called Perseverance, is expected to touch down. Among its cargo is a helicopter drone, Ingenuity, which will perform the first-ever controlled flight on another planet.

Best of all, you can watch the historic moment from home, by tuning into the official NASA stream at 2:15 p.m. You can also check it out on NASA’s app, its YouTube channel, Twitter or Facebook page.

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The rover is projected to touch down around 3:55 p.m. Here’s everything you need to know about the landing.

The Atlas V rocket launched in July 2020.NASA/Tony Gray and Tim Powers The launch

On July 30, 2020, the Atlas V rocket launched from Cape Canaveral carrying the rover to Mars. The mission was a decade in the making. Now, more than six months since blasting off, that rover

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