Can you feel that? That vibration? That hum? That's the excitement building around the upcoming launch ofto Mars. NASA is feeding the enthusiasm for its newest robotic explorer with an inspirational promo video for the mission released on Tuesday.
Octavia Spencer, who played groundbreaking NASA mathematician, narrated the video. It hinges on the rover's name, Perseverance, and how that concept applies to NASA and humanity as a whole.
NASA has a knack for creating compelling videos to promote its missions. The agency tied its long history of space exploration into its latest move on Mars.
Perseverance is scheduled to launch from Florida no sooner than July 30. NASA hasseveral times. There is a limited window of opportunity to send the rover off this year in time to make its February 2021 rendezvous with the red planet. This video should help keep the public hyped up until the rocket flares.
For more on the mission, check out ourand its search for signs of ancient life on Mars.