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Mission to Mars Series


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The Mars 2020 Perseverance rover, which has started its approach to the Red Planet, will help answer the next logical question in Mars exploration.

With only about 50 million miles (80 million kilometers) left to go in its 293-million-mile (471-million-kilometer) journey, NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover is nearing its new planetary home. The spacecraft has begun its approach to the Red Planet and in 43 days, on Feb. 18, 2021, Perseverance will blaze through Mars’ atmosphere at about 12,100 mph (19,500 kph), touching down gently on the surface about seven minutes later.

This series will allow 4-Hers to explore some of the subjects and topics surrounding this exciting event.  Youth will learn about related careers, rockets, craters, robots, helicopters and rovers to name a few.  Science, Math, Technology and Engineering principles will be covered in this short, fun, exciting series.  We hope to see you there!

Designed for youth grades 3-6

Contact: Kristin Cook, with questions.

Registration Link

Youth do not need to attend all sessions.

Please check the sessions youth will attend in the registration form.

Materials for sessions will be available for pick up at a your county 4-H office or a similar location.


Thursday, February 4, 6:30pm

The Perseverance Mission; Looking for Life; Heavy Lifting


Saturday, February 6, 9:00am

What is Jezero Crater; Touchdown!


Thursday, February 11, 6:30pm

Exploring the Red Planet; Robotic Arms and Helicopters


Saturday, February 13, 9:00am

Rovers, Rovers and Pasta Rovers?


Thursday, February 18 2:00pm-3:30

Join your 4-H Friends for the LIVE Landing of the Perseverance!


Friday, February 19 8:00pm-9:00pm

Meet up for a Virtual Star Party!



Links for More Information: NASA Mars 2020 Website