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Countdown to Mars Landing


February 17, 2021

Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

On February 18, NASA's Perseverance rover will complete its journey of nearly 300 million miles to finally land on the Red Planet. After performing a complex maneuver called entry, descent, and landing (EDL), Perseverance will attempt to rest on the surface of Mars.

One organization hosting the landing is NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), the location of the rover's construction in southern California. As part of their education partnership with the California Institute of Technology, the JPL brings programming and information to the public.

Launched on July 30, 2020, NASA's Missi...

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