Previous Mars Days

#EZScience
Launching to Mars with NASA's Perseverance Rover
In this of #EZScience, learn about the upcoming launch of Perseverance. Dr. E and Dr. Z talk about the technological advancements of the newest Mars rover (and helicopter!). Watch Now
Student Reporter Jaden Jefferson on the Mars Rover
Student reporter Jaden Jefferson talks to Jim Norman, director of launch services at NASA, about what goes into a space launch and NASA's upcoming launch of a new Mars rover.
Student reporter Jaden Jefferson talks to middle schooler Alex Mather, who named the Mars 2020 rover Perseverance
Jaden Jefferson, student reporter, shares his tips on how to have a successful interview.
What's New in Aerospace?
Launch of a New Mars Rover
NASA's latest Mars rover, Perseverance, is scheduled to launch summer 2020. Join us for an Air and Space Live Chat about Mars exploration and this exciting new mission. Watch Now
STEM in 30
National Air and Space Museum curator, Cathy Lewis, discusses the future of spacesuits and the lessons learned from Apollo era suits.
What will a trip to Mars be like? What are the challenges? Would you want to visit the red planet? Learn about Mars from NASA Astronauts!
Have you ever wondered how the InSight lander on Mars detects Marsquakes? Check out this animation to learn how.
Launch a Conversation
Great moments in space exploration can't be viewed without looking at social, political, and historical events that were happening at the same time.Take a look at the context for these historical events and discuss with your friends and family.
There are risks associated with all launches, but in this conversation hear about the risks some Americans faced just to see a launch in person. Talk with your family about what barriers and dangers exist today that might affect different Americans’ decisions to attend a launch.
Hear about our future in space from the Afrofuturism perspective, featuring Leslie Walker from the National Museum of African American History Culture. Watch below or on YouTube. Talk with your family about their vision of our future space travels. What fictional movies, books, or music do they think most looks like our future life on Mars?
Take a look at women’s trek to space in the video below or on YouTube. Talk with your friends and family about women astronauts they remember and why.

Mars Day 2020 also included ...

Social Media Quiz

Thursday to Saturday, virtual visitors answer questions about the geography of the Red Planet on the Museum's Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

 

Instagram Live Mini-Talks

The Museum's AirSpace podcast will take over the National Air and Space Museum Instagram with short lightning talks on Instagram Live about the Red Planet, from planetary research to Martian cocktails, and everything in between.

 

Virtual Scavenger Hunt: Mars 2020

Use the GooseChase app for a virtual scavenger hunt featuring trivia and activities about the upcoming launch of Mars 2020 Perseverance rover. Dig in and discover the various aspects of exploring the Red Planet, like rovers, copters, and more. Learn more about how to participate.

 

Virtual Scavenger Hunt: Geography of the Red Planet

Use the GooseChase app for a free virtual scavenger hunt featuring trivia and activities to dig in and discover the various aspects of exploring Mars, like rovers, copters, and more. Learn more about how to participate.