- 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
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.
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- Mission Updates ›
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- Raw Images, General Images & Video Gallery
- Mission Overview ›
- Fact Sheets ›
- Press Kits
Landing: Online | PDF (10.7 MB)
Launch: Online | PDF (10.9 MB)
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