WATCH: NASA rover heads to Mars

A NASA rover streaked toward a landing on Mars on Thursday in the riskiest step yet in an epic quest to bring back rocks that could answer whether life ever existed on the red planet.

Perseverance is expected to make make its descent around 3:30 p.m.

WTOP is carrying the landing live.  You can also get updates from 103.5FM.

Editor’s note: This story has been updated to correct the name of the NASA rover in the headline.

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