NASA Science Live: We Landed on Mars

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Published on 19 Feb 2021, 20:33
Join us for a live Q&A with members of the team that helped get NASA's Perseverance rover to Mars! Tag your questions with #CountdownToMars and we'll answer as many as we can during our 3:00pm ET live event today.

A new chapter of Mars exploration has officially begun! On Feb. 18, 2021, NASA’s Perseverance rover successfully landed on Mars. What’s next? The rover will prepare to explore its new Martian home, search for signs of ancient life and collect samples to be returned by a future mission.

On this episode of NASA Science Live we feature:

- Dr. Moogega Cooper, host of the episode and lead of making sure the rover didn’t bring Earth bacteria with it to Mars
- Dr. Kelsey Moore, Perseverance Science Team Member studying astrobiology and how early life forms
- Gregorio Villar, Entry Descent and Landing Operations Lead who helped build and test the system that landed the Perseverance rover on Mars