Another mission of a robotic vehicle to Mars by NASA. The US space agency will launch the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover.
It is probably one of the few trips that have not been canceled yet.
If you have time or just want to see something new, read how you can watch the event live.
The Mars 2020 Perseverance rover is scheduled to leave Space Launch Complex 41 this morning, very close to Cape Canaveral Air Force Base in Florida. The launch will take place at 2:50 PM, although live coverage will begin at 2:00 PM tonight (Greek time), according to NASA. Perseverance is expected to arrive on Mars in February 2021.
Although the event will end on TV, you can plan to watch it online through NASA Live, the official live streaming service.
In addition to giving us the opportunity to watch the rover launch live, NASA has also put together a number of social media events and activities, with the hashtag #CountdownToMars. You will find many interesting things (such as educational toolkits and many photos of Mars). The main event is by a Facebook group that is open to all social media users.
- Essentially connect with #CountdownToMars fans
- Get a NASA Social badge that can be shared online or printed at home
- Take a tour of NASA's Kennedy Space Center
- Interact with NASA team members in real time
- Watch the launch of the Atlas V rocket that the Perseverance rover will send to Mars. You can watch the launch live on NASA's NASA YouTube channel, starting tonight at 2:00 PM.