At least someone’s big summer trip isn’t cancelled—NASA is sending another rover to Mars!
The shiny new robot Perseverance (who looks like a lot its cousin Curiosity) is headed for Jezero Crater—the location of an ancient Martian lake—to search for signs of microbial life. Emily, Matt, and Nick (who’d rather be lakeside themselves—jk, they’ve never been outdoorsy types) will break down all the details of the mission, including soil sample caches and the very first helicopter on Mars (if we don’t have Martian aerials on our Apple TV screensavers this time next year, we will be so, so disappointed). We’ll also tackle the burning question: do we call our new robot friend “Percy” or “Vera” for short? All of that and more, today on AirSpace!
Behind those amazing artifacts in the National Air and Space Museum are thousands of stories of human achievement, failure, and perseverance. Join AirSpace hosts Emily, Matt, and Nick as they demystify one of the world’s most visited museums and explore why people are so fascinated with stories of exploration, innovation, and discovery.