Mars Minute 1

In anticipation of the Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover's landing on Mars in February 2020, NASA SSA Chris Heffner provides insight into the mission and Mars.

Mars Minute 2

In this Minute, Chris explains the seasons on Mars.

Mars Minute 3

Chris talks about dust storms and how they form on Mars.

Mars Minute 4

Chris gives us insight into Olympus Mons, the largest volcano in the solar system.

Mars Minute 5 Ancient Water on Mars

Chris talks about the evidence for past water on Mars and gives us a view of what Mars might have looked like in the distant past.

Mars Minute 6 Perseverance Update

Chris updates the mission progress and looks at the current weather on Mars.

Mars Minute 7

Why The Rover Must Land Itself

Chris explains why the rover is 'on it's own' during landing due to the distance that Mars is from Earth and Mission Control.

Mars Minute 8

How the Perseverance Landing Will Be Different

Chris explains how new technologies will help Perseverance select the optimum landing site in a way that Curiosity could not.