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How NASA’s Perseverance Rover Lands on Mars

February 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We’ve made it to Mars! Now what comes next?
Talk by Faride Khalaf
Friday, February 26
7-8 p.m.
Watch on Facebook and YouTube

The best part of traveling is when you arrive at your destination. You gather your belongings, freshen up and then start your trip. The Mars rover goes through a similar process. When a spacecraft approaches the planet Mars, there is an important process that requires extremely reliable technology! Learn more about the advanced techniques that deliver rovers to the Martian surface with incredible precision. This is your chance to ask how it’s done!


About Faride Khalaf

Faride Khalaf is a retired career aviator with a passion for all things mechanical. His life-long love of science has driven him to studying and sharing the history of space exploration. As an airplane pilot, he’s done his fair share of airplane-camping and as an aircraft mechanic, he plans for his travels with safety in mind.


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February 26
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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