NASA invited to watch the landing of the new Perseverance rover live

A new message from NASA appeared on the network, in which the space agency invites everyone to watch

to land the new Mars rover Perseverance live.

Online broadcast of the landmark event is scheduled forOn February 18, it will be possible to follow him both on the NASA website and on the agency's official YouTube channel. In the announcement of the event, the company's specialists said that during landing, the interplanetary station will enter the thin Martian atmosphere at a speed of about 20 thousand km / h. In the future, using the vehicle's own engines and a parachute, the speed will be reduced to 3 km / h.

The rover will be lowered into Jezero crater at the very last stage. This will be done with the help of three special cables.