June 16, 2024

‘Twins’ of NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover and Ingenuity helicopter are touring the US

While NASA Perseverance rover and Ingenuity helicopter explore Mars, life-size models of the brave rovers are on their own roadway trip on Earth to share the mission with the public.NASAs “Roving With Perseverance” roadshow will see “twin” designs of the Perseverance rover and its Ingenuity drone touch down at several U.S. areas in the coming months. The list of confirmed areas consists of: The Museum of Flight in Seattle (up until April 3, 2022); The National Air and Space Museums Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia (Dec. 1, 2021 to Jan. 30, 2022) The Exploratorium in San Francisco (Feb. 17, 2022 — May 30, 2022) The Intrepid Sea, Air & & Space Museum in New York City (Feb. 18, 2022 — June 15, 2022) The Clark Planetarium in Salt Lake City (June 28, 2022 to Dec. 15, 2022) The Adler Planetarium in Chicago (July 1, 2022– Dec. 15, 2022) A “selfie” of the Perseverance rover, which landed Feb. 18, 2021. (Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS) Smaller-scale Perseverance models will be readily available at the following locations in between Oct. 30, 2021 and Mar. 15, 2022: Challenger Learning Center of Kentucky, Hazard, KentuckyChallenger Learning Center of Northern Nevada, Reno, NevadaColumbia Memorial Space Center, Downey, CaliforniaCradle of Aviation Museum, Garden City, New YorkFrontiers of Flight Museum, DallasYou can likewise catch the smaller-scale Perseverance at two places between March 30, 2022 and Sept. 15, 2022: the Discovery Science Center in Springfield, Missouri, and EcoExploratorio in San Juan, Puerto Rico.If you cant visit any of these various stops in person, there are new locations available on a virtual trip of JPL, consisting of a “Mars backyard” where engineers test out rover maneuvers and engineering to prepare for Red Planet work.