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Professor Amy Williams Discusses Next Mars Rover Mission in NASA Video

Professor Amy Williams from the Department of Geological Sciences was interviewed by NASA Astrobiology for its “Countdown to Mars” video series.

Throughout this month the series has been counting down the days until the launch of the Mars 2020 rover, Perseverance, by highlighting why researchers involved with the project are excited about this important mission back to the red planet.

The rover is scheduled to launch on July 30 and is expected to land on Mars on February 18, 2021. Once on the planet, the rover will seek for signs of ancient life along with collecting rock and soil samples for possible return to Earth.

To view more videos in the series, click here.