Twin of NASA’s Perseverance Mars Rover Now on the Move
While NASA's Mars rover Perseverance travels through space toward the Red Planet, its nearly identical rover twin is hard at work on Earth. The vehicle system test bed (VSTB) rover named OPTIMISM is a full-scale engineering version of the Mars-bound rover. It is used to test hardware and software before the commands are sent up to the Perseverance rover. Just like Perseverance, OPTIMISM is outfitted with wheels, cameras, and computers to help it drive autonomously. After taking its first drive indoors, the VSTB rover took a spin in the Mars Yard, a dirt field which simulates the Red Planet's surface. OPTIMISM is stationed in a garage at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California, sharing a space with Curiosity's twin rover MAGGIE. The Perseverance rover is set to land on the surface of Mars on February 18, 2021. For more information on the mission, visit: https://mars.nasa.gov/perseverance/ Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
Not many people can accurately claim to have driving experience on multiple planets, but Keri Bean can! In addition to navigating traffic in Southern California, she also has the distinction of driving rovers on Mars. Blair Allen talks to Keri Bean about what it takes to drive Curiosity and how she will support Perseverance when it lands on Mars in February. Check it out! Producer: Blair Allen
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Twin of NASA’s Perseverance Mars Rover Moves Into New Home
A full-scale engineering model of NASA's Perseverance Mars rover now resides in a garage facing the Mars Yard at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California. This vehicle system test bed rover (VSTB) is also known as OPTIMISM, which stands for Operational Perseverance Twin for Integration of Mechanisms and Instruments Sent to Mars. OPTIMISM was built in a warehouselike assembly room near the Mars Yard – an area that simulates the Red Planet's rocky surface. The rover helps the mission test hardware and software before it’s transmitted to the real rover on Mars. OPTIMISM will share the space with the Curiosity rover's twin MAGGIE. Perseverance is set to land on the surface of Mars on February 18, 2021. For more information on the mission, visit: https://mars.nasa.gov/perseverance/ Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
Meet NASA's Michelle Tomey Colizzi, Mars 2020 Aeroshell Vehicle Lead – Behind the Spacecraft – Live
Get to know some of the diverse team of engineers and scientists working on NASA's next Mars rover, Perseverance. NASA-JPL engineer Michelle Tomey Colizzi is ensuring the Perseverance rover can endure a lot of extreme environments on its way to the Red Planet. Join our conversation to find out how she is focusing on the aeroshell, a capsule that will keep the rover safe during travel. We'll be taking your questions live from the chat. The team is on track to launch Perseverance in July 2020 and land in Mars' Jezero Crater in February 2021. For more information on the Mars 2020 mission, go to: https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/ Chats are moderated. Inappropriate language or posts that harass other individuals will be removed. • Be courteous
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Perseverance: A Martian Rover to Find Life?
The Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover successfully launched on July 30, 2020, is now en route toward Mars. The mission will pave the way for future human expeditions to Mars and demonstrates technologies that could be used by future Mars explorers.
NASA EDGE: Mars 2020 Rollout Show
On July 28th, 2020, NASA EDGE provided live coverage of the Mars 2020 Rollout just days ahead of the launch. NASA Chief Scientist Jim Green, MEDLI2 Project Manager Henry Wright, and ULA Structures Lead Engineer Isaac Spence give their unique perspective on Mars 2020. Plus Mic Woltman’s shares his rollout commentary with live drone footage. It is a look at Mars 2020 you don’t want to miss. Check it out! Producer: Blair Allen
NASA's Mars Perseverance rover - Peek under the hood
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory's deputy project manager Jennifer Trosper explains some of the differences between Curiosity and Perseverance. Also, see the miles of wiring under the hood of the new Mars rover. -- Perseverance rover will use some of the best Martian maps ever made: (https://www.space.com/mars-2020-rover-perseverance-best-martian-maps.html) Credit: NASA
How will NASA's Perseverance rover search for signs of life on Mars?
NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover has a suite of instruments that will search for "signs of ancient life: in the Red Planet's Jezero Crater. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
Our Next Mars Rover is Headed to The Red Planet on This Week @NASA – July 31, 2020
Our next Mars rover is on its way, preparing for the historic return of a Commercial Crew mission, and naming the crew for a future mission … a few of the stories to tell you about – This Week at NASA! Download Link: https://images.nasa.gov/details-Our%20Next%20Mars%20Rover%20is%20Headed%20to%20The%20Red%20Planet%20on%20This%20Week%[email protected]
3 New Missions Just Left for Mars! | SciShow News
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Why NASA's Perseverance Will Change Everything We Know About Mars! (Nerdist News w/ Dan Casey)
NASA's latest mission to Mars could potentially change everything we know about our little red neighbor. Dan blasts off to break down all the details on this episode of Nerdist News! What do you think Perseverance will find on Mars? Let us know in the comments!
Inside KSC! July 31, 2020
A United Launch Alliance Atlas V 541 rocket powered NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover off the pad at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space Launch Complex 41, starting the spacecraft on its seven-month journey to the Red Planet. Teams of employees at Kennedy Space Center banded together and overcame challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic to produce several live programs promoting the historic Mars 2020 mission.
From One Percy to Another | Mars 2020 Perseverance Launch Celebration
Percival Lowell established Lowell Observatory 126 years ago to study Mars, a field of research that continues today. In celebration of the launch of the Mars 2020 mission's Perseverance Rover, Lowell Observatory staff will cover a number of Mars-related topics, including:
- The science behind the Mars 2020 mission and the Perseverance Rover, from Lowell Observatory educator Hannah Zigo.
- The history of observing Mars at Lowell Observatory, beginning with "Uncle Percy" himself, as told by historian Kevin Schindler.
- Ongoing Mars research by Lowell Observatory astronomer Dr. Jennifer Hanley.
Live stream begins at 6pm AZ/PDT (9pm EDT) on July 30. (*Date subject to change if the launch is delayed.)
#Mars2020 #Perseverance 00:00:28 | Mars 2020 Perseverance Launch Celebration Introduction | Kevin White | Lowell Observatory Educator
00:04:25 | Mars 2020 Mission Overview | Hannah Zigo | Lowell Observatory Educator
00:19:27 | Q&A | Kevin White | Lowell Observatory Educator
00:21:15 | Mars 2020 Perseverance Launch Clip | NASA
00:25:00 | Lowell Observatories History with Mars | Kevin Schindler | Lowell Observatory Historian
00:45:45 | Q&A | Kevin White | Lowell Observatory Educator
00:47:15 | Mars 2020 Perseverance Launch Clip | NASA
00:52:12 | Salts on Mars | Dr. Jennifer Hanely | Lowell Observatory Astronomer
01:04:36 | Q&A – Closing Remarks | Kevin White | Lowell Observatory Educator
01:16:13 | Mars 2020 Perseverance Launch Clip | NASA
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Neil deGrasse Tyson and NASA Chief Scientist Explain New Mars Rover
Earlier in the day today, @NASA successfully launched their latest Mars rover, Perseverance. Now that it’s rocketing its way to Mars, we’re here to explore what it will do once it gets there. Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice are joined by NASA Chief Scientist James Green, PhD, to break down what Perseverance will be doing once it touches down on the red surface. Firstly, why launch now? James tells us why this is the perfect window to launch to Mars. You’ll learn why NASA is targeting to land Perseverance on an ancient Martian shoreline. We discuss why our own evolution history helps inform us where to land the rover. Find out the logistics of how Perseverance will land on the Martian surface. Will we experience a similar six minutes of terror like we experienced when Curiosity made its descent? James explains why the landing procedures may sound crazy but they actually make “fantastic sense.” You’ll hear about all the different experiments attached to Perseverance including a rock corer, high-tech cameras, and a ground-penetrating radar. Lastly, James tells us about Ingenuity, the tiny helicopter accompanying Perseverance on this mission. All that, plus, find out why James is excited to have a microphone on-board Perseverance. Image credit for background of Mars Perserverance Rover: NASA Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/startalkradio Subscribe to StarTalk: https://www.youtube.com/user/startalkradio?sub_confirmation=1 Follow StarTalk:
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Watch NASA launch the Mars 2020 rover (Perseverance) on ULA's Atlas V Rocket!
We are going back to MARS! Yes you read that correctly, NASA has spent years developing its next piece of hardware to make the daring trek to the red planet. The rover, dubbed Perseverance, will launch from the the East Coast of the United States and will reach Mars in around six months. TIMESTAMPS:
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Watch NASA's Perseverance Rover Launch to Mars!
Was there once life on Mars? Our Perseverance rover aims to find out! On Thursday, July 30, watch our new robotic astrobiologist launch on a seven-month journey to the Red Planet. Launching on board will be the most sophisticated set of tools ever sent to Mars, with the hope Perseverance will uncover the planet’s secrets. Tune in to our live launch broadcast starting at 7 a.m. EDT. Teams are targeting 7:50 a.m. EDT for liftoff of Perseverance atop United Launch Alliance's Atlas V rocket from Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Don’t forget to set a reminder to join us in the #CountdownToMars – you won’t want to miss this historic mission take flight! Learn more about the mission: https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/mission/overview/
Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover Launch 🔴 Live
NASA's Perseverance Mars 2020 Rover will begin its nearly seven-month journey to the red planet when it lifts off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V 541 rocket. Liftoff is currently scheduled during a two-hour window that opens at 11:50 UTC (7:50 AM EDT) on Thursday, 30 July. A United Launch Alliance Atlas V 541 rocket will launch NASA's Perseverance rover to Mars. The spacecraft will explore the Jezero Crater to study the planet's habitability, seek signs of past microbial life, collect and store samples of selected rock and soil and prepare for future human missions. The rover also carries the Ingenuity helicopter, a technology demonstration to prove that powered flight can be achieved at Mars. The Perseverance launch will mark the 85th Atlas V mission since the inaugural launch in 2002 and the 7th in the 541 configuration. #SpaceX #Mars #Perseverance ➡️http://patreon.com/overlookhorizon ************************************************************** To learn more about our weather balloon flights, Arduino based flight computer, APRS transmitter, RTTY radio transmitter, ham radio balloon tracking methods or any of our other on-board technology and data sensors visit ➡️ http://overlookhorizon.com Connect with us
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This is NASA’s best shot at finding life on Mars
NASA’s Mars rover, Perseverance, is on its way to the Red Planet with the goal of seeking out evidence of life there. How will we know that evidence if we see it? And how can we be sure we’re not “discovering” Earth microbes that hitched a ride with the rover? Here’s what NASA’s scientists, engineers, and their “planetary protection lead” have to say. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3jS70x3 Subscribe: http://bit.ly/2FqJZMl Like Verge Science on Facebook: http://bit.ly/2hoSukO
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Mars 2020 Mission Perseverance Rover
The job of the Perseverance rover will be to seek out signs of ancient life and collect rock and soil samples for possible return to Earth. We talk to SETI Institute Mars experts Nathalie Cabrol, Janice Bishop, and Pablo Sobron about what we can expect from this exciting new mission. Hosted by Simon Steel.