Watch NASA Is Building and Testing Its Mars 2020 Rover at JPL

first_img NASA is giving the world a sneak peek of the building and testing process for its Mars 2020 rover and you can watch the Red Planet project online.A live-stream from a Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) clean room will give fans a glimpse of the behind-the-scenes work of the Mars 2020 rover, which involves engineers assembling and testing the Mars 2020 rover before it heads to space next year, Space.com reported. You can watch all the action on NASA’s YouTube channel or on NASA’s Mars 2020 Mission webpage.“There is so much happening and changing in the clean room, I come here every opportunity I get,” John McNamee, Mars 2020 project manager, said in a press statement. “It is great that we can share this part of our journey to the Red Planet with the public anytime they want.”Called “Seeing 2020,” the webcam will stream live webchats with Mars 2020 and JPL social-media team members, and these online talks will take place twice daily, every Monday to Thursday, at 2 p.m. EST and 7 p.m. EST.The Mars 2020 Mission is expected to launch next July and touchdown inside Mars’ Jezero Crater in February 2021. Once it arrives on the Red Planet, the Mars 2020 rover will conduct a series of tasks, including leveraging a pair of high-definition cameras, also known as Mastcam-Z shooters, that aim to increase the rover’s driving and core-sampling capabilities. The cameras will also allow scientists on our planet to take note of mineralogical, morphologic, structural, and textural details on the Red Planet.More on Geek.com:NASA Scientists Install HD ‘Eyes’ in Mars 2020 Rover ExoMars 2020 Rover Operations Control Center Opens in ItalyNASA Puts Mars 2020 Rover to the Test NASA Captures ‘Red-Handed’ Avalanche on Mars in Mesmerizing PhotoBest Skywatching Events in September 2019 Stay on targetlast_img

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