On February 18, 2021, NASA’s Mars Perseverance rover is making its final descent to Mars, and McWane Science Center plans to host a live viewing in the IMAX Dome Theatre.
According to a release, this is NASA’s fifth Rover to send to the Red Planet and the main question Perseverance is trying to answer during this mission is: “Was there ever ancient life on Mars?”
To answer that question, the rover will collect and store the most compelling rock and soil samples for return to Earth by a future mission. And to add to the excitement, Perseverance is carrying a technology experiment, the ingenuity Mars Helicopter, that will attempt the first powered, controlled flight on another planet.
Attendees of the live viewing at McWane will get to see, in high definition, what it’s like to land on Mars in the center’s newly renovated IMAX Dome theater.
Touchdown for Perseverance on the Red Planet is scheduled for approximately 2:30 p.m.
Doors of the theater will open at 2 p.m. for seating and commentary.
Admission is free for members and non-members can attend at no additional cost after paid admission to the center.
Space is limited, however, due to COVID-19 space restrictions and social distancing. Therefore, pre-registration for the event is advised.
Reserve your spot for live Rover landing: mcwane.org/rover/
– Submitted by McWane Science Center