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After nearly 300 million miles (470 million km), NASA’s Perseverance rover completes its journey to Mars on Feb. 18, 2021. But, to reach the surface of the Red Planet, it has to survive the harrowing final phase known as Entry, Descent, and Landing. Solve space by unscrambling an illustration of its landing!

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Watch Perseverance land live!

Watch the landing live at Space Center Houston Feb. 18. Live coverage beings at 1:15 p.m., and the landing is currently scheduled for 2:55 p.m. CT. Once at the top of the red planet’s atmosphere, watch an action-packed seven minutes of descent – complete with temperatures equivalent to the surface of the Sun. See a supersonic parachute inflation, and the first ever autonomous guided landing on Mars.

Learn about this innovative Mars mission from our space experts and in our Pop Up Science Labs. Find out about Ingenuity, the helicopter accompanying Perseverance. Explore Martian geology and see how different rock and soil samples react to UV light to learn about our search for life on the red plant.

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