Perseverance is the latest rover to land on Mars. Accompanied by a robotic helicopter named Ingenuity, Perseverance will seek signs of ancient life and collect rock samples that may later be returned to Earth.
The rover will explore ancient lake and delta deposits to determine what the ancient lake was like and whether there are any preserved biosignatures related to life on Mars.Learn More
Mission to Mars AR App
Drawing on the resources and research behind Smithsonian Channel’s documentary Making Tracks on Mars, Mission to Mars AR will allow anyone with a smartphone or tablet to participate in the mission through innovative augmented reality experiences grounded in the real equipment and events. Exploiting the latest technologies, the app will let viewers launch an Atlas V 541 rocket, interact with and drive “Percy” and its rover predecessors, fly the helicopter, and even step through a portal onto the planet to explore the present and future of Mars exploration.Explore Now