NASA Mars Perseverance
- Mission Name: Mars 2020
- Rover Name: Perseverance
- Main Job: Seek signs of ancient life and collect samples of rock and regolith (broken rock and soil) for possible return to Earth.
- Launch: July 30, 2020
- Landing: Feb. 18, 2021, Jezero Crater, Mars
- Tech Demo: The Mars Helicopter is a technology demonstration, hitching a ride on the Perseverance rover.
Goal 1: Determine whether life ever existed on Mars
Goal 2: Characterize the Climate of Mars
Goal 3: Characterize the Geology of Mars
Goal 4: Prepare for Human Exploration
The four goals above are the four main goals that NASA is trying to achieve with the Perseverance Rover.
Purdue MET Professor Mark French has very interesting youtube videos that can be used for educational purposes. Check out the video below that celebrates new close up photos of Pluto!
Mark French also has multiple other youtube videos on space exploration. Check out those videos for more educational resources.
You can click the link below to view a list of all of the NASA missions
Another Great Resource
Check out the latest NASA activities and opportunities for students, teachers and families. There are now multiple different ways to connect at home due to the Coronavirus. What else could you possibly have better to do with all of your free time?
NASA’s new Internet and social media special, NASA at Home, will show and engage you in the agency’s discoveries, research, and exploration from around the world and across the universe – all from the comfort of your own home.
NASA at Home offers something for the whole family. It brings together a repository of binge-worthy videos and podcasts, engaging E-books on a variety of topics, do-it-yourself projects, and virtual and augmented reality tours, which include the agency’s Hubble Space Telescope and International Space Station, as well as an app that puts you in the pilot’s seat of a NASA aircraft.
What is the Hubble revealing about our universe? Check out this video that was just recently uploaded by NASA on April 29th.
NASA Television is a good resource. When not showing live news coverage, NASA TV airs a variety of programming. Viewers may see views of the Earth from the International Space Station; replays of mission operations or news conferences; or episodes of produced programs. For the next live program, please see Upcoming Live Events on NASA TV. To Check out NASA TV directly, click the image on the right.
Whats more interesting then going on a field trip? What if that field trip was going to be outside of this planet? Im here to tell you that we can make this happen with our Virtual Field Trips. Explore the latest engineering, technology, and manufacturing at Boeing with these Virtual Field Trips.
Boeing also offers these 360°extended reality videos. The following 360° extended reality experiences allow students to imagine themselves in places like Mars and to see how science, technology, engineering, and math is allowing humans to explore, learn, and create in ways we never have before.
Another great resource that anyone can access is the Ebooks that NASA has to offer. Click below to learn more:
Spot The International Space Station
Watch the International Space Station pass overhead from several thousand worldwide locations. It is the third brightest object in the sky and easy to spot if you know when to look up.
Visible to the naked eye, it looks like a fast-moving plane only much higher and traveling thousands of miles an hour faster!
Click the link below to track the Space Station:
NASA @ Home Podcasts
Our universe is a wild and wonderful place. Join NASA astronauts, scientists and engineers on a new adventure each week — all you need is your curiosity. Tap in and listen to these interesting podcasts by clicking below.
Welcome to Space Math @ NASA.
SpaceMath@NASA introduces students to the use of mathematics in today's scientific discoveries. Through press releases and other articles, we explore how many kinds of mathematics skills come together in exploring the universe.
Click the button below to be redirected to Space Math @ NASA.