After almost a year in space, NASA's Perseverance rover will make its terrifying seven-minute journey to the Martian surface.
Join Museum astronomers Dr. Doug Roberts and Dr. Morgan Rehnberg to follow along during the rover's final approach. While you wait, dig into some space-themed hands-on activities. And when the moment arrives, catch it all live from NASA!SCHEDULE
- 8 AM - 1:30 PM | Follow along with at-home experiences (at your own pace)
- 1:30 - 2:15 PM | Live Q&A with Dr. Morgan Rehnberg and Dr. Doug Roberts
- 2:15 - 3 PM | NASA TV: NASA TV,NASA TV en Español
- 2:38 PM, Cruise stage separation
- 2:48 PM, Atmospheric entry
- 2:49 PM, Peak heating
- 2:52 PM, Parachute deployment
- 2:52 PM, Heat shield separation (20 sec after parachute deployment)
- 2:54 PM, Back shell separation
- 2:55 PM, Rover touchdown
All times Central Standard Time (CST).