Good news to all space lovers, you can join the launch of Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover mission.
Amid the pandemic COVID-19 People are not invited to the launch to view in person. So NASA approached in a new way, by inviting people to join virtually. They made a list of activities like virtual photos taken next to the rover or on Mars, submitting videos, taking a dive into an interactive launch packet, sign up to send names to Mars on a future space mission.
The new Perseverance Rover will continue this science but will also concentrate on science that will help pave the way for human life on Mars someday. The Perseverance rover helps prepare for future human exploration of Mars by testing a technology for extracting oxygen from the Martian atmosphere, which is 96 percent carbon dioxide. This new technology helps mission planners test ways of using Mars natural resources to support human explorers and improve designs for life support, transportation, and other important systems for living and working on Mars.
On July 30th, NASA is going to launch the Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover after 7 months of long journey through Space will land on Mars in late-February/early-March 2021.
As mentioned in the interest of health and safety,NASA can’t invite you to Florida to watch the launch personally. However, there are many ways you can participate virtually,
Register Online to join Our virtual
Register to join the watch-party using the hashtag #CountdownToMars. All the registrants will receive up-to-date updates straight from NASA.
Apply for the Virtual NASA Social Event
NASA Social event gives users an opportunity to see NASA facilites, interview with NASA experts. To get updates related NASA Social Event check on NASA Socials web page
Prepare yourself for the Mission
NASA Team has prepared a variety of material to help you learn about MARS 2020 Perseverance Rover
- Mission Overview
- Press Kit
- Learn about the Rover
- How was Perseverance named?
- Learn about the Helicopter
- Building the Perseverance Rover
- Virtual Launch Packet
There is many more things to do, have a look at it
- Record, share and tag your #CountdownToMars
- Get Your Virtual Launch Packet
- Other Resources
- Mars 2020 Mission Identifier (Vertical/Horizontal) and ULA’s Mission Patch
- View the Behind the Spacecraft Video Series
- Use the Mars Perseverance Photo Booth
- Find Your Boarding Pass/Send Your Name to Mars
Watch the launch
Watch the mission briefings and other Mars 2020 programming on NASA TV, culminating with the launch on July 30. See the schedule for Perseverance programming.
Stay connected with the mission on social media, and let people know you’re following it on Twitter, Facebook and Instragram using the hashtag #CountdownToMars. Follow and tag these accounts: