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Date:
February 15, 2021 - February 19, 2021
Time:
All Day
Location:
West Davidson Library - Facebook Live
Address:
Lexington, NC 27292
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Countdown to Mars!

Monday, February 15, 2021

Perseverance will touch down on Mars on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021, at approximately 12:30 p.m. PST (3:30 p.m. EST). Landing on Mars is Hard! During landing, the rover plunges through the thin Martian atmosphere, with the heat shield first, at a speed of over 12,000 mph (about 20,000 kph). A parachute and powered descent slow the rover down to about 2 mph (three-fourths of a meter per second). A large sky crane then lowers the rover on three bridle cords to land softly on six wheels. Read all about the rover’s harrowing entry, descent and landing. Join us on FB, February 15 - 19, for a host of activities for all ages celebrating #CountdownToMars. https://youtu.be/tITni_HY1Bk