Published on February 19, 2021

Proud of our long-standing member NASA for the outstanding success of Perseverance rover landing on Mars !

Member of the Federation since 1985, NASA has been and continues to be one of the most active and devoted members involved within the IAF. This is why, today, we could not be more proud to see the great success of one of NASA's most ambitious deep-space missions to search for signs of ancient life on Mars. "What an amazing team, the work through all the adversity and all the challenges that go with landing a rover on Mars, plus the challenges of COVID ... just an amazing accomplishment" said Steve Jurczyk, NASA's acting administrator, shortly after the landing was confirmed.

This historic landing is already setting the pace for a great year in the space arena. We look forward to celebrate this milestone at GLEX 2021 next June in St. Petersburg and at the IAC 2021 in Dubai next October with the NASA Perseverance Team !