Ms. Vicenty welcomes NASA Ames astronomer Brian Day
NASA Ames astronomer Brian Day, joined Ms. Vicenty and Dr. Baharav’s classes as a guest speaker. He talked about Mars and Perseverance’s mission. Mr. Day gave us a tour of Jezero Crater on Mars using NASA’s portal Mars Trek and explained why this was chosen as the landing site. Perseverance will look for signs of ancient life and collect samples of Mars’ soil that will be brought to Earth by another mission in the near future. Ingenuity (the first helicopter that will fly on another planet) traveled with Perseverance. The landing time was set for 3:55 pm EST (12:55 PST) and it was a significant success!
Click below to watch the recorded presentation: