July 30, 2020

To get ready for the launch of the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover, NASA invited the public to join a global, collective #CountdownToMars project. Fans from around the world recorded videos of their creative countdowns, giving Perseverance a celebratory sendoff for its launch on July 30, 2020.

Perseverance is set to land on Mars on Feb. 18, 2021. For more information on the rover’s mission, visit: mars.nasa.gov/mars2020.

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#CountdownToMars

To prepare for the launch of the

Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover, NASA invited the public to join in the #CountdownToMars July 30, 2020 - NASA's Kennedy Space Center Cape Canaveral, Florida

Let's light this candle

Ten!
Nine!
Eight!
Seven!
Six!
Five!
Four!
Three!
Two!
One!
Zero and liftoff!

As the countdown to Mars continues

Blast off!

Lift off

Lift off!

Lift off!

Lift off!

Take off!

The perseverance of humanity launching the next generation of robotic explorers to the red planet.

Lift off!

Lift off!

Bon voyage!

Best of luck Perseverance!

Good luck Perseverance!

Lift off!

NASA logo

Credit

NASA/JPL-Caltech

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