NASAs biggest Mars rover landing yet is coming to Fountain Square!
3CDC is teaming up with The Astronomy Foundation to put on a live feed of NASA's TV coverage of the Mars rover landing. You can watch the action live on the giant television screen on Fountain Square from 11:30 p.m. on Sunday august 5 through 3 a.m. Monday, August 6.
On Sunday, Marsie Hall Newbold from the Astronomy Foundation talked with 9 News anchor Brian Yocono about the once-in-a-lifetime event. At approximately 1:31 a.m. the Rover will approach the final mile of its 354 million-mile journey! You will see the Rover fly beneath a rocket-powered platform that will gently lower it on tethers to the floor of a crater.
Bring lawn chairs and blankets and get ready to see what NASA is billing as "Six minutes of terror". Guests may bring coffee or coolers, but no alcoholic beverages are permitted on Fountain Square.
The event will not be canceled if it rains so bring umbrellas just in case.
If you have questions you can call Marsie Hall Newbold, Director of Public Relations for the Astronomy Foundation at: (859) 512-6532.
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