How to see the Mars rover replica coming to Huntsville this weekend

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The Perseverance Mars Rover landed on the planet in 2021. (Photo by WikiImages on Pixabay)

While the Mars rover “Perseverance” has been busy searching the planet for ancient microbial life, its replica twin will be available to view in Huntsville starting this weekend.

Here’s everything we know about the “Roving with Perseverance” exhibit coming to the Rocket City:

What is the “Roving with Perseverance?” exhibit?

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The Perseverance Mars rover is the size of a car. (Photo by WikiImages on Pixabay)

“Roving with Perseverance” offers people a view of the Perseverance Mars rover and Ingenuity Mars helicopter replicas. The car sized Mars rover is currently exploring the planet, but space enthusiasts can view its “twin” here on Earth.

Where can you see “Roving with Perseverance?”

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The Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala. (Lacey Spear / Hville Blast)

NASA’s “Roving through Perseverance” will debut at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center this Saturday, Sept. 2 and be on display until Feb. 29, 2024.

The exhibit only visits museums that are members of Museum and Information Education Alliance, of which the Space and Rocket Center is one. Southern Living named the iconic Huntsville spot the best museum in the South last year.

“Perseverance” across the country

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Mars is over 140 million miles from Earth. (Photo by NASA on Unsplash)

Perseverance has been on tour since 2021 and traveled all across the country. So far, the exhibit has been on display in the following states:

  • Kentucky
  • Nevada
  • California
  • New York
  • Texas
  • Washington
  • Missouri
  • Puerto Rico
  • South Dakota
  • Iowa
  • Utah
  • Illinois
  • New Mexico

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Audrey Johnson
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