On Thursday, February 18, 2021 at about 1:55pm MST the Perseverance rover and the Ingenuity helicopter drone will land on Mars! The NASA TV broadcast from Mission Control starts at 12:15pm MST.
Watch live online the events on Earth with “some” delay from Mars.
|Looking for Habitability:||Identify past environments capable of supporting microbial life.|
|Seeking Biosignatures:||Seek signs of possible past microbial life in those habitable environments, particularly in special rocks known to preserve signs of life over time.|
|Caching Samples:||Collect core rock and “soil” samples and store them on the Martian surface.|
|Preparing for Humans:||
Test oxygen production from the Martian atmosphere.