A History of Mars Exploration

A close up of Mars
  • Thursday January 27, 2022
  • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST
  • Michael Keefe NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador
  • NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • Audience: 12 and older
  • Curriculum Correlation: (1.E.2.1)(1.E.2.2)(EX.2.E.1.2)(EX.2.L.2.1)(2.E.1.1)(2.E.1.4)(2.P.2.3)(6.P.1.1)(6.P.3)

In this presentation, we will cover the history of all the Mars Exploration Missions that Earth has attempted to send to the Red Planet since the 1960s, up to the present day. We will cover which missions were successful and which were not. We will also provide a closer look into the missions Mars Pathfinder/Sojourner, Spirit & Opportunity and Curiosity – we may even talk a little bit about a helicopter.