Newt’s World – Episode 210: NASA’s Mission to Mars – Perseverance

On February 18, 2021, the rover Perseverance and the small robotic helicopter Ingenuity landed on Mars as part of NASA’s Mars Exploration Program, led by the Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena, California.  Newt’s guest is Dr. Adam Steltzner, Chief Engineer for the Mars 2020 Project, Perseverance Rover at JPL.  He describes the mission and what we hope to achieve and discover next.

Guest: Adam Steltzner

Adam Steltzner NASA

NASA Mars Exploration Program

NASA Mars Exploration Program

Perseverance Rover

Mission Timeline Summary

Mars 2020/Perseverance Fact Sheet

Mars Helicopter Ingenuity

Perseverance Rover First 360-Degree Panorama

Where is Perseverance?


Mars Facts – NASA

Planet Mars Explained – National Geographic