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7 More Minutes of Terror: Perseverance Arrives at Mars

20 Jan 2021, 16:00 UTC
7 More Minutes of Terror: Perseverance Arrives at Mars
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JPL engineer Gregory Villar prepares us for the perilous descent and landing of the 2020 Mars rover on February 18th.The 2020 Mars Rover will reach the Red Planet on February 18th after many months in the relative quiet of space. It will then undergo a true trial by fire as it descends to the surface. Jet Propulsion Lab systems engineer and his colleagues hope it will arrive as successfully as its sister Curiosity did in 2012. He tells host Mat Kaplan what to expect. Planetary Radio listeners prove once again that they are awesome as they go to amazing and unnecessary lengths (oops!) to answer the space trivia quiz. There’s more to discover at https://www.planetary.org/planetary-radio/0120-2021-gregory-villar-perseverance-edl

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