In February 2021, the next generation of Mars exploration begins.

With the United States of America’s Perseverance rover, China’s Tianwen-1 lander, and the United Arab Emirates’ Hope orbiter all arriving at the Red Planet, this calls for a global celebration!

13 - 14 February 2021: Save these dates for a virtual festival designed for space enthusiasts, with panels, workshops, and social activities featuring world-class experts and luminaries of planetary exploration.

18 February 2021: join our global watch party to cheer on NASA's Perseverance rover as it makes a daring landing on Mars.

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Mars 2020 fleet collage
Mars 2020 fleet collage Three space agencies are launching 3 missions to Mars in 2020. ESA / MBRSC / NASA / CNSA