NASA Mars Rover and Helicopter Models on Tour

Robert Roffulo

In addition to the spacecraft models, NASA Perseverance and Ingenuity scientists and engineers will give in-person and virtual talks and answer questions at various museums. The in-person events will include live activities at three venues to coincide with the one-year anniversary of Perseverance landing on Mars. Some exhibits will include […]

In addition to the spacecraft models, NASA Perseverance and Ingenuity scientists and engineers will give in-person and virtual talks and answer questions at various museums. The in-person events will include live activities at three venues to coincide with the one-year anniversary of Perseverance landing on Mars. Some exhibits will include digital displays with video, latest images, and sounds from the Martian surface to provide an authentic sample of what the rover is encountering as it explores the Red Planet. Another feature at some museums will be family-friendly science exhibits, such as smaller-scale rover models and tabletop displays, rock collections, spacecraft materials, and interactive selfie stations.

All the museums are members of NASA’s Museum and Informal Education Alliance.

Those who don’t live near one of the tour stops, or who prefer to participate remotely, will be able to join live virtual events.

New tour stops and dates will be added at:

go.nasa.gov/marsrovertour

Below are confirmed tour dates for the “Roving With Perseverance” roadshow. Check this page frequently, as dates and details may change, subject to local COVID conditions.

Tour Dates:

Venues with full-size models are in bold; other venues have smaller-scale Perseverance models.

Oct. 30, 2021 – Apr. 3, 2022

  • The Museum of Flight, Seattle

Oct. 30, 2021 – Mar. 15, 2022

  • Challenger Learning Center of Kentucky, Hazard, Kentucky
  • Challenger Learning Center of Northern Nevada, Reno, Nevada
  • Columbia Memorial Space Center, Downey, California
  • Cradle of Aviation Museum, Garden City, New York
  • Frontiers of Flight Museum, Dallas

Dec. 1, 2021 – Jan. 30, 2022

  • National Air and Space Museum
  • Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, Virginia

Feb. 17, 2022 – May 30, 2022

  • Exploratorium, San Francisco

Feb. 18, 2022 – June 15, 2022

  • Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, New York City

March 30, 2022 – Sept. 15, 2022

  • Discovery Science Center, Springfield, Missouri

March 30, 2022 – Sept. 15, 2022

  • EcoExploratorio, San Juan, Puerto Rico

June 28, 2022 – Dec. 15, 2022

  • Clark Planetarium, Salt Lake City

July 1, 2022 – Dec. 15, 2022

  • Adler Planetarium, Chicago

More About the Mission

A key objective for Perseverance’s mission on Mars is astrobiology, including the search for signs of ancient microbial life. The rover will characterize the planet’s geology and past climate, pave the way for human exploration of the Red Planet, and be the first mission to collect and cache Martian rock and regolith (broken rock and dust).

Subsequent NASA missions, in cooperation with ESA (European Space Agency), would send spacecraft to Mars to collect these sealed samples from the surface and return them to Earth for in-depth analysis.

The Mars 2020 Perseverance mission is part of NASA’s Moon to Mars exploration approach, which includes Artemis missions to the Moon that will help prepare for human exploration of the Red Planet.

JPL, which is managed for NASA by Caltech in Pasadena, California, built and manages operations of the Perseverance rover.

For more about Perseverance:

mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/

nasa.gov/perseverance

https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/roving-with-perseverance-nasa-mars-rover-and-helicopter-models-on-tour

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