Die Sterre en Planete-span praat op 7 Februarie om 19:30 oor die beoogde landing van die jongste Marstuig, Perseverance. Jim Adams van Nasa sal vertel hoe alles gaan verloop. Hierdie is ‘n videovoorstelling daarvan. NASA: This reel depicts key events during entry, descent, and landing that will occur when NASA’s Perseverance rover lands on Mars February 18, 2021. In the span of about seven minutes, the spacecraft slows down from about 12,100 mph (19,500 kph) at the top of the Martian atmosphere to about 2 mph (3 kph) at touchdown in an area called Jezero Crater. Perseverance will seek signs of ancient microbial life on Mars, collect and cache Martian rock and regolith (broken rock and dust), characterize the planet’s geology and climate, and pave the way for human exploration of the Red Planet.