What time will NASA’s Perseverance land on Mars?
Perseverance will arrive at Mars on Thursday, February 18, and carry out a daring landing sequence dubbed by NASA’s engineers the “seven minutes of terror”.
Because of the distance between our planet and Mars, there is a significant 11-minute delay in any communications.
As a result, Perseverance will dive into the planet’s atmosphere without any outside guidance, relying only on is autonomous systems.
And because the planet’s atmosphere is incredibly thin, it will not offer much resistance and the rover will punch right through without slowing down much.