From launch to the journey to Mars to atmospheric entry to surviving on the Martian surface, NASA’s Perseverance rover must endure a lot of extreme environments on its journey to the Red Planet. To prepare for these challenging experiences, the spacecraft is tested for all of these conditions on Earth first. Meet Michelle Tomey Colizzi, a NASA-JPL engineer who has worked on that testing.
This event is the latest in a series of profiles of engineers and scientists on Mars 2020 Perseverance. Feel free to share the link with your housemates and others—the live chat and video are open to the public.