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INVASION OF MARS!

When:
February 9, 2021 all-day America/Chicago Timezone
2021-02-09T00:00:00-06:00
2021-02-10T00:00:00-06:00

In July of 2020, three spacecraft were launched toward Mars. Today, the first of these, named “Hope”, arrives. This is the first deep space explorer launched by the United Arab Emirates. It is tasked with a study of Martian weather.

Tomorrow, on the Wednesday the 10th, China’s Tianwen-1 arrives on the red planet. Their robotic orbiter will circle around Mars making preparations to (hopefully) land a rover on Mars in May.

Finally, on Thursday the 18th, NASA’s latest Martian robot will attempt to land on the surface carrying “Ingenuity”, an experimental helicopter tailored for the Martian atmosphere.

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