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NASA to Reveal New Video, Images from Mars Perseverance Rover 2PM ET - 11AM PT


WASHINGTON, Feb. 22, 2021 -- NASA will hold a virtual briefing at 2 p.m. EST (11 a.m. PST) today to unveil the "How to Land on Mars" video, which will present first-of-its-kind footage the Perseverance rover captured as it touched down on the Red Planet Feb. 18. The agency also will show new images the rover took on the Martian surface.

The briefing will be broadcast on NASA Television, the NASA app, and the agency's website and stream live on multiple agency social media platforms.

Discussing the footage and the mission will be:

Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator for the Science Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters
Michael Watkins, director, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
Matt Wallace, Perseverance deputy project manager, JPL
Al Chen, Perseverance entry, descent, and landing lead, JPL
Dave Gruel, Perseverance EDL camera lead, JPL
Justin Maki, Perseverance imaging scientist and instrument operations team chief, JPL
Jessica Samuels, Perseverance surface mission manager, JPL
Ken Williford, Perseverance deputy project scientist, JPL

Following Monday's briefing, at 4 p.m., NASA will host a Reddit "Ask Me Anything" in the r/IAmA community with scientists, engineers, and mission experts who will answer questions from the public about the mission and new imagery. Read NASA's tweet about it: