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MARS PERSEVERANCE UPDATE (JPL), Feb 22, 2021, virtual, 2:00 pm ET

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) is holding a series of briefings in connection with the landing of the Mars Perseverance (Mars 2020) spacecraft on Mars on February 18, 2021.

The full list is on JPL’s website.  All will be streamed on JPL’s YouTube channel.

On February 22 at 2:00 pm ET, another update briefing is scheduled.

Participants are:

  • Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator for the Science Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters
  • Michael Watkins, director, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
  • Matt Wallace, Perseverance deputy project manager, JPL
  • Al Chen, Perseverance entry, descent, and landing lead, JPL
  • Dave Gruel, Perseverance EDL camera lead, JPL
  • Justin Maki, Perseverance imaging scientist and instrument operations team chief, JPL
  • Jessica Samuels, Perseverance surface mission manager, JPL
  • Ken Williford, Perseverance deputy project scientist, JPL


February 22
2:00 pm - 11:00 pm