Celebrate The Mars Rover Landing

Time to explore!

Celebrate the Mars rover landing with special events, activities and resources. Learn all about the rover and the red planet it will explore!


Upcoming Event

How the Perseverance Rover Lands on Mars

February 26, 7-8 p.m.

We’ve made it to Mars! Now what comes next? 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!


Relive The Landing

Watch The Mars Rover Mission Trailer

NASA Perseverance Mars Rover Landing Watch Party

See Perseverance land on the red planet with Chabot’s rover landing watch party and Q&A, featuring NASA experts who worked on the mission. Watch the recording to make observations about the landing, ask questions and celebrate this moment in history.


Explore Mars

Mars Madness

Enjoy this special recording with a variety show of Mars-themed activities and talks. Learn about the destination of the Perseverance Rover, which is soon heading to Mars to seek signs of ancient life and collect rock and soil samples.

Build Your Own Rover

Complete the activities in this guide to research, design, build, and test your own rovers! Use the instructions on the following pages to guide your research and design process.

MarsQuake Challenge

Did you know Mars has earthquakes? Or rather…Marsquakes? In this activity, learners will design model habitats to withstand a quake on Mars. Build a Marsquake table to simulate the planet’s shaking surface. Then, build a habitat and test it to determine whether it can survive the quakes on Mars.


More on the Mission

Perseverance: Entry Descent and Landing

Entry, Descent, and Landing – often referred to as “EDL” – is the shortest and most intense phase of the Mars 2020 mission. Learn about this thrilling phase from NASA expert, Jose Santos, Aerospace Engineer and MEDLI2 Deputy Project Manager

Was There Life on Mars? The Mission to Find Out Begins

Now safely on the ground in Mars, Perseverance is set for what could be a game-changing mission of discovery: a search for signs of past Martian life in the river-deposited sediments of what was probably, long ago, a lake bottom. Learn more in the latest blog by our very own Ben Burress.

NASA Mission Resources

When, where and what is happening during the Mars Rover Mission? Use these NASA resources to learn more about the Perseverance rover and its goals on Mars. Enjoy an overview of the mission, images, videos and more information for a closer look at this mission.


Teacher Resources

Mars Lander Science Show

In this virtual workshop video, young engineers will discuss Mars’ unique characteristics and its challenging landing conditions. Then, they will follow along in a hands-on activity to design, construct, and test multiple solutions to meet the criteria for successful Mars landing.

Rocket Fuels Lab Science Show

In this virtual science show, young aerospace engineers will discover what it takes to reach the stars! They will learn about historic rockets, their accomplishments, and their aerodynamic design. Then they will analyze the different types of fuel that can be used to power rockets and discuss how engineers select the right kind for a mission to space.

Lesson Plans & Activities From NASA

Enjoy this collection of Mars-themed activities, lesson plans and more from NASA. Learning resources include topics around Mars, astrobiology, rover design and how NASA is preparing to accommodate humans on the red planet.


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