How We Explore Mars With Robotics

Launching to Mars with NASA's Perseverance Rover

Join Dr. E and Dr. Z to talk about the how rovers change how we think about Mars, and about the next Mars rover, Perseverance. 

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More Ways To Explore Mars

Story Time
Mission to Mars

Gather your little ones for story time with the National Air and Space Museum. Museum educator Ann Caspari will read the original story "Mission to Mars. We have sent landers and rovers to Mars, but we never have sent humans to explore the Red Planet. We return to our three friends as they imagine what it would be like to plan a trip, build a rocket, and travel on a mission to Mars.

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Have a pair of 3D glasses at home? Check out these 3D views of the surface of Mars captured by spacecraft that have landed there. 

Explore the planets in our solar system in this online exhibition.

Our scientists conduct ground-breaking research on Mars exploration missions. Learn more about our ongoing research projects.

Our researchers and writers share stories about Mars exploration and research on our blog. Check out a collection of Mars stories.

What time is it on Mars? How is the United Kingdom honoring a groundbreaking woman scientist with their newest Mars Rover? These are some of the questions our AirSpace podcast explores.

A painting depicting the Martian surface with spacecraft on it.
SciFi Mixtape
Voyage to Mars

Summer 2020, NASA’s Perseverance rover launched on its seven month journey from Cape Canaveral, Florida to Jezero Crater, Mars. To accompany Percy on its seven-month journey, we compiled a literary mixtape of Martian-themed sci-fi set to music by DJ Kid Koala. 

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