Get to know some of the diverse team of engineers and scientists working on NASA’s next Mars rover, Perseverance. NASA-JPL engineer Al Chen will be at the helm as the Perseverance Mars rover makes its entry, descent, and landing into the Martian atmosphere. Join our conversation to find out how he is using a new navigation system to make it happen. We’ll be taking your questions live from the chat. The team is on track to launch Perseverance in July 2020 and land in Mars’ Jezero Crater in February 2021. For more information on the Mars 2020 mission, go to: https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/
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