Welcome to the Mars 2020 Exploration Mission Guide, a special issue of RocketSTEM magazine. We are devoting the entire issue to informing you about the upcoming mission to the Red Planet, which will include the first-ever interplanetary helicopter. Whereas NASA’s traditional launch guide is targeted to journalists, our Mars Mission Guide is created specifically for the public at large with content for all ages. We’ve included an in-depth look at the Mars 2020 mission featuring the Perseverance rover and Ingenuity helicopter, as well as background on the Red Planet and past exploration missions. We’ve added in our own fun twists with a photo gallery of the lead up to the launch, a crossword puzzle, word search, and two of our exclusive quizzes.

All that – and more – in the Mars 2020 Exploration Mission Guide.

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Table of Contents

All About Mars

Gazing upon Mars

Mars 2020 Mission Overview

Building for Mars

Mars Exploration Historical Timeline

QuizMe: Mars Exploration

Project: Make a paper Mars helicopter

QuizMe: The Red Planet

Mars Exploration Word Search

NASA’s Mars 2020 Mission Crossword

Helo, Mars!

RocketSTEM • July 2020 • Vol. 6 No. 1 Issue 15 (ISSN: 2326-0661)  © 2020 All Rights Reserved

We hope you will continue to be inquisitive about this universe we all inhabit. Educators and students may reuse the magazine’s material in their classrooms, however, no commercial use or other reproduction is allowed.

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