Published: Feb. 16, 2021

Artist illustration of Mars Rover mast head

NASA’s Mars Perseverance Rover is just 2 days from touching down on the Red Planet. The spacecraft launched from Earth on July 30 and has been racing to Mars at almost 50,000mph.

Will it find signs of ancient life? Can it collect samples of rock for a future sample return mission? Find out if the tech-demo helicopter will fly in the thin Martian atmosphere.

Watch the rover landing LIVE from Jezero Crater on 2/18 at 10:15am MST.