Perseverance Rover Landing on Mars

Feb 18, 2021 3:43 PM ET Atlantis North Lawn


The Mars Rover Perseverance has almost completed its 293-million-mile (473-million-kilometer) journey to its new home, the Red Planet. In July 2020, a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket launched Perseverance from here, America’s Multi-User Spaceport. Now, Perseverance will touch down on Mars to begin its mission of exploring the Martian surface and seeking evidence of ancient life on Mars. Perseverance is scheduled to land on February 18, 2021, at 3:43 PM EST and you can watch the live coverage from the visitor complex.

NASA TV will live-stream the landing, and the visitor complex will stream the coverage on a large video screen. Watch in the North Atlantis Lawn, located behind Space Shuttle Atlantis. Check back soon for the full schedule of live programming once the schedule is confirmed.

This live event is included with entry to the visitor complex. Be sure to add this historic event to your day!