Was there ever life on Mars … and could there be again? Join us in celebrating collaboration and innovation in space exploration as we count down to the landing of NASA’s Perseverance rover on the Red Planet.
Learn about rovers, rocketry and robotics through a series of exciting activities, events and experiments. Build your own rover, ask a NASA Planetary Scientist your most pressing Mars questions, study the math behind a mission to Mars—and much more!
Following the rover’s landing on February 18, take a tour of the winter sky during a special Virtual Star Party for a chance to see not only the Red Planet, but also the Moon, constellations and other fantastic deep-space phenomena. Begin your mission in three, two, one ...
Learn about the forces of potential energy, kinetic energy and friction when you create your own rover from simple materials and test its ability to move over different terrains. Plus, discover the challenges awaiting NASA’s Perseverance rover on the rough, windy surface of Mars.Make a Cardboard Mars Rover