NASA’s latest Mars rover launched into space last summer, and after almost seven months of space travel he is now on his final descent to the Red Planet. Mars 2020 Perseverance The rover will land on Mars on Thursday, February 18, and you will be able to see everything live. That is how.
How to watch the Mars rover landing
The Mars Perseverance rover is expected to land around 3:55 p.m. ET on Thursday, and you can find official live coverage of the event starting at 2:15 p.m. ET on NASA TV and NASA website.
The agency will also offer a live broadcast on Youtube (plus a feed in spanish), and you can find additional coverage and comments on all of his social media accounts:
Finally, you can tune in a 360-degree live stream of mission control via the YouTube channel of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory or the mission control audio feed in JPLraw.
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Social media event
NASA also houses its Landing event #CountdowntoMars on Facebook, where you can view coverage, connect with other rover enthusiasts, and participate in a question and answer session with members of the NASA team.
What to expect with landing
The perseverance is expected to take about seven minutes for its self-guided descent from the upper part of the Martian atmosphere to its landing site in Jezero Crater, but it takes just over 11 minutes for the rover signal to reach mission control. on earth.
That means by the time we know that Perseverance is descending, it will (hopefully) have landed safely on Mars. NASA will receive a radio signal when the descent begins and expects to receive another landing signal. just before 4 p.m. ET.