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Mission Events


TV Schedule

  • June: Launch Preview News Briefing
  • July: Pre-Launch News Briefings

NASA Channels

Programming Schedule Leading up to Launch

Below is a schedule of various activities to keep engaged and learn about the mission as we ramp up to launch. Tune in and join us.

Date/Time Title Channel Can I ask questions?
June 18
7 p.m. PDT /
10 p.m. EDT
Von Kármán Lecture: Making a Mars Rover
Dr. Briony Horgan — Scientist, Mars 2020 mission and professor, Purdue University
Armen Toorian — System testbed lead for the Mars 2020 mission, NASA-JPL
Tune-in to Live Chat
via chat box
TBD Studying Martian Rocks Back on Earth
Eric Aguilar, Technical Group Supervisor
Tune-in to Live Chat
Play video ›

via chat box
TBD Testing Hardware on Earth for a Journey to Mars
Michelle Colizzi, Aeroshell Vehicle Lead
Tune-in to Live Chat
Play video ›

via chat box
TBD From Columbia to Mars
Spanish: De Colombia a Marte
Diana Trujillo, Robotic Arm Science Phase Lead
Tune-in to Live Chat
Play video in English or Spanish

via chat box
Launch Schedule
Date Title Channel Can I ask questions?
June
Launch Preview News Briefing
Mission Team Members
NASA TV
NASA JPL-KSC

via @NASA
using #AskNASA
July Pre-Launch News Briefing
Mission Team Members
NASA TV
NASA JPL-KSC

via @NASA
using #AskNASA
Archived On-Demand Recordings
Date Title Channel
April 3
How to Transport NASA's New Mars Rover
David Stafford and Ben Marti, Integration Engineers
Replay on YouTube
#NASAatHome Spaceport Series
April 13 NASA's New Mars Rover's 20/20 Vision
Jim Bell and Justin Maki, Mars Rover "Optometrists"
Replay on YouTube
#NASAatHome Spaceport Series
April 21 Sticking the Red Planet Landing
Chloe Sackier and Al Chen, Mars 2020 Entry, Descent and Landing Engineers
Replay on YouTube
#NASAatHome Spaceport Series
April 29 Meet Ingenuity, the Mars Helicopter
MiMi Aung, Mars Helicopter Project Manager
Replay on YouTube
NASA JPL
April 30
Seeking Signs of Life in Ancient Martian Rocks
Katie Stack Morgan, Deputy Project Scientist
Replay Q&A Session
NASA JPL
May 7
Protecting Mars from Earth Bacteria
Moogega Stricker, Planetary Protection Lead
Replay Q&A Session
NASA JPL
May 14
Engineer Lands Spacecraft on Mars... Again
Al Chen, Entry, Descent and Landing Phase Lead
Replay Q&A Session
NASA JPL
May 21
From Rockettes to Rockets
Heather Bottom, Systems Engineer
Replay Q&A Session
NASA JPL

 

*Schedule is preliminary and subject to changes. All news briefings will be broadcast and streamed on NASA TV and this page.

For Media

News briefings and launch commentary will be streamed on NASA TV, NASA.gov/live, YouTube.com/NASAJPL and Ustream.tv/NASAJPL. On-demand recordings will also be available on the YouTube and Ustream pages after the live events have finished.

NASA TV channels are digital C-band signals carried by QPSK/DVB-S modulation on satellite Galaxy-13, transponder 11, at 127 degrees west longitude, with a downlink frequency of 3920 MHz, vertical polarization, data rate of 38.80 MHz, symbol rate of 28.0681 Mbps and 3/4 FEC. A Digital Video Broadcast-compliant Integrated Receiver Decoder is needed for reception.

For more information about NASA TV's programming schedule, visit www.nasa.gov/ntv.