Planetfest '21: To Mars and Back Again

Planetfest 21

Revisit the fun of Planetfest '21 on demand. 

Planetfests are a Planetary Society tradition of coming together to celebrate major space milestones. When NASA’s Perseverance rover, China’s Tianwen-1 lander, and the United Arab Emirates’ Hope orbiter all arrived at Mars in February 2021, we celebrated by hosting our first-ever all virtual version of the event: 
Planetfest '21: To Mars and Back Again.

All Planetfest '21 sessions

Explore every session from Planetfest '21, our virtual conference designed for space enthusiasts featuring world-class experts and luminaries of planetary exploration.

Beyond the Horizon
Rewatch our first ever virtual gala, celebrating the impact of Planetary Society members have made on space exploration, featuring Bill Nye and special guests.

Perseverance Landing Watch Party
Relive the excitement of NASA's Perseverance rover sticking the landing on Mars with our panel of experts: Bethany Ehlmann, Derek Muller, Raquel Nuno, and Bill Nye.

Gear up!
The official Planetfest '21 t-shirt, poster, and sticker are available for purchase in our gift shop.

New Mars arrivals in 2021
New Mars arrivals in 2021 Three new spacecraft arrive at Mars in 2021. From left: The United Arab Emirates' Hope, NASA's Perseverance, and China's Tianwen-1.Image: MBRSC / NASA / JPL-Caltech / CNSA / The Planetary Society