Mars rover
Perseverance, NASA’s most sophisticated
rover, will land on the surface of Mars on Thursday. The rover has been in space
since July when it was launched from Cape Canaveral. The rover will land at
3:55 pm ET. As exciting as it would be to watch the rover land on Mars persevering, due to the harsh environment of the space, it is not technologically possible.

However, NASA has
called on to the world to tune in to its countdown and landing commentary, which
will begin live streaming on Thursday at 2:15 pm ET. Space enthusiasts can tune
in via NASA’s public TV channel, their website and app, YouTube, Twitter,
Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitch, Daily Motion or THETA TV.  

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Perseverance is
NASA’s first mission that will search for microbial life on the red planet. The
rover will explore Jezero Crater, the site of an ancient lake that existed 3.9
billion years ago, and search for microfossils in the rocks and soil there.

NASA will also
broadcast live from mission control at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where
viewers can witness the latest updates of the rover’s landing. NASA’s mission
control team will be able to confirm the safe landing of Perseverance.

Also Read | The search for life beyond Earth

The rover also has
its own Twitter and Facebook accounts where the mission team will be posting
the expected updates.

Space enthusiasts
can also sign up for a virtual experience of the rover landing. The journey of
Mars rover can be tracked using an interactive map as well.