Entry, descent and landing—often referred to as "EDL"—is the shortest and most intense phase of the Mars 2020 mission. It begins when the spacecraft reaches the top of the Martian atmosphere, travelling nearly 12,500 miles per hour (20,000 kilometers per hour). It ends about seven minutes later, with Perseverance stationary on the Martian surface. To safely go from those speeds down to zero, in that short amount of time, while hitting a narrow target on the surface, requires “slamming on the brakes” in a very careful, creative and challenging way.
Join us in this exceptional experience and watch the live stream of the landing in an interesting and breathtaking lecture with Dr. Essam Heggy and other science lovers, in collaboration with Al Thuraya Planetarium Katara.
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Date: 18 February 2021
Time: 9:00 – 10:00 PM
Target Audience: General public
This is an open event; RSVP is not required