Date: February 18, 2021 - 3:43 p.m. Eastern Time.
Mission: Perseverance Rover Landing on Mars
Description: NASA's Perseverance rover will search for signs of habitable conditions on Mars in the ancient past and for signs of past microbial life itself. The rover will land in Jezero Crater, a large impact crater about 28 miles wide (45 km) just north of the Martian equator. Jezero once contained a lake, which scientists think is one of the most ideal places to find evidence of ancient microbial life.