x
Breaking News
More () »

Toledo news, weather, traffic and sports | Toledo, Ohio, | wtol.com

Head out of this world during 'Mission to Mars' week

Imagination Station scientists are offering virtual activities that explore intergalactic travel and outer space.
Credit: Imagination Station

TOLEDO, Ohio — Want to visit outer space from the comfort of your own home?

Imagination Station has planned activities to bring Mars right to you!

To commemorate the launch of NASA's Mars Rover, Imagination Station scientists are bringing you Mission to Mars - a week jam-packed with virtual activities about intergalactic travel and exploration. 

From Monday, July 27 to Friday, July 31, scientists will share at-home, rover-related activities. You can follow along with the activities on Imagination Station's Facebook page here

Perseverance, the Mars Rover, is designed to help astronomers better understand the climate and geology of Mars and search for signs of ancient life. Perseverance is expected to land on Mars in February of 2021 and spend more than 680 days, or one Mars year, gathering samples and data to bring back to Earth.

You can watch the Mars rover launch on Thursday, July 30 at 7:50 a.m. on Imagination Station's Facebook page. 

RELATED: Imagination Station to reopen in September, virtual programs will continue throughout summer

RELATED: Imagination Station offering virtual June summer camp for children

RELATED: LIST | Experience museums and more from around the world - without ever leaving your home