3:30 ET Live Today, The Rover Perseverance, the Red Planet and a Dicey Landing

Our discussion will open around 3 p.m.; The actual landing will happen 3:30ish…. And please, if you plan to bring food, NASA requires we eat only red foods or dry-as-desert foods or some mixture of the two. 🙂

Watch an epic journey unfold on Thursday, Feb. 18 as our Perseverance rover lands on Mars. To reach the surface of the Red Planet, the rover has to survive the harrowing final phase known as Entry, Descent, and Landing. Only then can the rover – the biggest, heaviest, cleanest, and most sophisticated six-wheeled robot ever launched into space – search Jezero Crater for signs of ancient life and collect samples that will eventually be returned to Earth. Tune in to a live video feed of key landing activities and commentary from Mission Control at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Tune in at 11:15a PT / 2:15p ET on Thurs. Feb 18 for NASA’s coverage of the Perseverance rover landing on Mars. You’ll see a live video feed of the landing activities from Mission Control at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Sources: Wired and KennedySpaceCenter.com and TechCrunch or EarthSky

Note: The landing is between 3:30 and 3:50 ET; so this discussion will open about 3 p.m BUT NASA will start coverage earlier, about 2:15 ET