To get ready for the launch of the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover, NASA invited the public to join a global, collective #CountdownToMars project. Fans from around the world recorded videos of their creative countdowns, giving Perseverance a celebratory sendoff for its launch on July 30, 2020. Perseverance is set to land on Mars on Feb. 18, 2021. For more information on the rover’s mission, visit: mars.nasa.gov/mars2020. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

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#CountdownToMars

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To prepare for the launch of the Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover,

NASA invited the public to join in the #CountdownToMars

[Fan] Let's light this candle.

[Fans] Ten!

[Fans] Nine!

[Fans] Eight!

[Fans] Seven!

[Fans] Six!

[Fans] Five!

[Fans] Four!

[Fans] Three!

[Fans] Two!

[Fans] One!

[Announcer] Zero and liftoff!

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[Announcer] As the countdown to Mars continues

[Fan] Blast off!

[Fan] Lift off!

[Fans] Lift off!

[Fan] Lift off!

[Fan] Lift off!

[Fan] Take off!

[Announcer] The perseverance of humanity launching the next generation of robotic explorers to the red planet.

[Fans] Lift off!

[Fans] Lift off!

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[Fan] Bon voyage!

[Fan] Best of luck Perseverance!

[Fan] Good luck Perseverance!

[Fan] Lift off!

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