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Roving with Perseverance

Catch Mars mania as a traveling exhibit visits more than a dozen towns across the U.S. with lifelike models of NASA’s Perseverance rover and Ingenuity helicopter. 

While NASA’s Perseverance rover and Ingenuity Mars Helicopter are hard at work exploring Mars hundreds of millions of miles from Earth, their “twin” models will be visiting the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science as part of the “Roving With Perseverance” roadshow.  

The Perseverance & Ingenuity replicas will be on display at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science from November 19, 2022 through late spring, 2023.  

As big as a car, with its camera “head” rising high, Perseverance’s six-wheeled lookalike towers over most visitors, while Ingenuity’s double highlights just how small the history-making rotorcraft is.  

In addition to the spacecraft models, during the grand opening on November 19 & 20, NASA Perseverance and Ingenuity scientists and engineers and the Museum’s own rover science team member will give in-person and virtual talks and answer questions at various museums.  

Only 19 locations throughout the United States  will be visited with this traveling exhibit. All the museums are members of NASA’s Museum and Informal Education Alliance.  


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