On Thursday 2/18, we hosted a special watch party for the landing of the NASA Mars Rover - Perseverance. Coverage began at 11:15 and ended after the Rover touched down a little before 1pm. The Perseverance rover – formerly called Mars 2020 – became the first artificial object to land on Mars since the Insight Mars lander in 2018. It was the first rover to land since Curiosity touched down in 2012. Perseverance is the largest, most advanced rover NASA has sent to another world. It traveled 293 million miles (472 million km) – over 203 days – to get to Mars. Confirmation of the successful touchdown was announced at mission control at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Perseverance set down in Jezero Crater, just north of Mars’ equator.