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About this blog: I'm a wife, stay-at-home mom, home cook, marathon runner, and PhD. I recently moved to the Silicon Valley after completing my PhD in Social Psychology and becoming a mother one month apart. Before that, I ran seven marathons incl... (More)
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On Thursday morning, I heard that we could watch as NASA landed Perseverance on Mars
. I didn’t think there would be much for the kids to “see,” but since they enjoyed watching SpaceX launch in May, we decided to check it out.
It was a lot of fun! Our kids were intrigued after hearing about the 7 minutes of terror
and watching the landing simulations. It was wonderful to see the team celebrate the successful landing and a photo of Mars appear. It made us all curious to learn more about Perseverance and all that it could accomplish.
Since then we’ve enjoyed finding Perseverance on Google Mars
, reading about how it will collect soil and rock samples
, how this mission could help future scientists
that are kids now, seeing a photo of Perseverance as it was landing
and seeing photos of buildings
from California to New York lit red to celebrate.
We are excited to see more images
, hear sounds
, and learn more about Perseverance as it completes its mission.
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