The Next Mission to Mars: Mars 2020

In 2020, NASA will send a new rover to the Martian surface with one of its objectives to search for evidence of ancient life on the planet. I made this clip as a correspondent for Bill Nye Saves the World on Netflix. Touring the Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) in Pasadena was an awesome experience. I didn't think we were going to get into the control room but we got lucky. Some of the greatest moments in the history of space exploration have taken place there. They have a giant vacuum chamber where they can take the rover down to the atmospheric pressure on Mars (roughly .01x Earth's atmosphere) and test all of the devices to make sure there are no electrical discharges due to the reduced pressure. I also enjoyed seeing how the rocks will be cored and stored in tubes and deposited on the Martian surface awaiting pickup by the following mission. Images courtesy of NASA. Filmed by Raquel Nuno from 3:30 onwards. Music: "Serene Story 2" Does Water Swirl the Other Way in the Southern Hemisphere? Electromagnetic Levitation Quadcopter. 5 Aliens Life Forms on Moon and Mars Caught By NASA. This is Mars 2017 : Ancient City Ruins Discovered On The Surface Of Mars. Surprising Applications of the Magnus Effect. 4 Revolutionary Riddles. Is It Okay to Touch Mars? MARS | Exclusive Sneak Peek. The Science of Thinking. 5 Most MYSTERIOUS Photos From Mars | Dark5.

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