‘Built For Mars: The Perseverance Rover’ To Premiere On National Geographic On Feb. 18th

After launching from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on July 30, 2020, the Perseverance Rover is still on schedule to arrive on Mars on Thursday, Feb. 18th. It’s target site? Jezero Crater: a space believed to be an ancient river delta that may have supported life (microorganisms) billions of years ago. The rover’s primary job is to collect samples and send them back to Earth.

A lot of eyes will be on this rover next week as it completes its historic one-way trip. If you’re looking around for space content, Built For Mars: The Perseverance Rover will premiere on National Geographic at 8/7c on the big day. The two-hour program will follow the birth of this very special robot at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., and highlight the flight technicians who helped bring it to life.

The actual landing is currently set for 11:15 a.m. PST/2:15 p.m. EST. You can tune in for it here. Are you going to be following the action? Let us know in the comments below!