Watch as this momentous journey unfolds.
Updated on Thursday, February 18, 2021, at 2:46 p.m. (MT):
The Perseverance Rover has landed!
Safe on Mars. https://t.co/heoYjkwfty— NASA's Perseverance Mars Rover (@NASAPersevere) February 18, 2021
On Thursday, February 18, NASA's Perseverance Rover is set to land on Mars. The rover is "the biggest, heaviest, cleanest, and most sophisticated six-wheeled robot ever launched into space," according to NASA. The goal of the landing? To look for signs of life and collect samples, all of which will be returned to Earth.
Check out the livestream below, courtesy of NASA: