NASA Mars Perseverance Rover: First Color Images Mars 2020 mission excitement continues here with Albert the Rocket Monkey and the crew at Space Launch Schedule as NASA held a press conference providing more details about the Perseverance Rover Mission on Friday, February 19, 2021. Perseverance and its accompanying Ingenuity helicopter were launched into space on July 30, 2020, and made the journey of 230 days toward the Red Planet. Landing safely on Mars on Thursday, February 18, 2021, the Perseverance rover touched down on the Martian surface and rolled right into its intended mission: exploration of prior life and the atmospheric conditions on the Red Planet. New images were released by NASA, including an image that depicted the descent of Perseverance to the surface of Mars, and the highly-anticipated, initial color images of the Martian surface. The NASA Perseverance Rover descending to Mars. First color image (not color corrected) from the Mars Perseverance Rover on the Mars surface. Mars Perseverance Rover metal wheel on Martian surface Did you miss the video coverage of the Mars Perseverance Rover Landing? Rocket Monkey and the Crew at Space Launch Schedule have you covered. Be sure to stay “in the know” with all Mars 2020 Mission News and Perseverance Rover updates by visiting and bookmarking, Space Launch Schedule, and liking our Facebook page.