- Archived Page (The Mars Perseverance rover successfully landed on Feb. 18, 2021).
Ways to Use this Toolkit
On Feb. 18, 2021, NASA's Mars Perseverance rover makes its final descent to the Red Planet. Here are some of the ways you can take part in this landing.
Now Through Landing
Tune in to landing on Feb. 18 and get our guide to the TV programs coming up you can watch online.
Get Your Landing Resources
If you are hosting a landing event, download and share the virtual landing packet. Download posters, stickers, fact sheets, mission patches and more.
Ways To Participate
Try the Photo Booth to virtually put yourself in mission control, Send Your Name on the next mission to Mars, and check out other interactive experiences.
Mission to Mars Student Challenge
Get Mars-related webcasts for learners of all ages, along with lessons and activities for students.
Register for a Virtual Landing Event
Get notifications about landing opportunities, programming, and other mission information, plus a landing stamp for your virtual passport.
Virtual NASA Social
Connect online with other space enthusiasts, ask questions and get answers from NASA experts. Get a special badge to share online or print at home.
Lighting the Town Red:
If your city lights up red for landing, tag and share your photos using #CountdownToMars.
Feb. 16: Empire State Building
The iconic Empire State Building in New York City lit the tower red on Tuesday, Feb. 16 starting at sunset until 2 a.m.
Feb. 17: Chicago Skyline
Various buildings in Chicago light up red on Wednesday night, including the Adler planetarium.
Feb. 17-18: Terminal Tower in Cleveland, Ohio
Cleveland's landmark skyscraper will be lit up Mars red Wednesday and Thursday.
Feb. 17-19: Los Angeles International Airport
The light pillars at LAX will glow red from sundown on Wednesday, Feb. 17 through sunrise on Friday, Feb. 19.
Feb. 17-20: St. Louis Science Center
The McDonnell planetarium at the St. Louis Science Center in Missouri will feature a Martian glow through Feb. 20.
On Landing Day, Feb. 18:
Tune in to Watch Live
The NASA TV broadcast from Mission Control starts at 11:15 a.m. PST / 2:15 p.m. EST / 19:15 UTC.
Share Your Celebration Videos
Record your experience watching the landing and share it with our #CountdownToMars campaign.
Latest News on Mission Website
As the rover begins its mission at Jezero Crater, visit the mission website for the latest news and images every day.
Where is the Rover?
This interactive map will let you see where the rover is on Mars. Once the rover starts driving, the traverse path and latest odometry will display automatically.
Once the rover lands, see the latest images the rover sends back here. Vote for your favorite to become “Image of the Week.”
Sounds of Mars
Try this audio experience to hear what you might sound like on Mars. Once the rover sends back recordings from its two microphones, you’ll be able to hear those audio files too.
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