Museums Nationwide Celebrate NASA Mars Perseverance Landing!

Museums all over the United States celebrated the NASA Perseverance mission and landing with a variety of public engagement programs both in-person and online during February 2021. Programs covered a variety of content focused on the science behind the mission, the engineering to land the mission, and past and future exploration on Mars.

Read about just a few examples of public engagement programming from NISE Network partners.

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Video screenshot from the Arizona Science Center Perseverance Rover Building Challenge - the museum educator is holding a model of a rover built from everyday materials.