NASA is letting us take a peek as they assemble and test the Mars 2020 Rover and the great thing is… it’s free! You can watch the engineers and technicians at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) via their YouTube channel.
“There is so much happening and changing in the clean room, I come here every opportunity I get,” said Mars 2020 project manager John McNamee of JPL. “It is great that we can share this part of our journey to the Red Planet with the public anytime they want.”
Affectionately called “Seeing 2020,” the webcam provides the video feed (without audio) from a viewing gallery above the clean room floor. You can also watch and participate in live webchats with members of JPL’s social media team and the Mars 2020 team as they answer questions from the public about the mission. These “Seeing 2020” webchats will occur Mon.-Thu. at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. PDT (2 p.m. and 7 p.m. EDT), with additional moderated chats when special activities (like drive tests) occur.
(Image Credit: NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory/ YouTube)