Watch live coverage and landing commentary from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory today at 2:15 pm ET, as the Perseverance rover lands on Mars.

The rover -- and its attached helicopter Ingenuity -- will plunge through the Martian atmosphere at over 12,000 miles per hour. A parachute will slow the descent and a "sky crane maneuver" will lower the rover on three cables so that "Percy" lands softly in an area of the planet known as Jezero Crater.

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