The extreme environment on Mars may not be suitable for humans, but we have been able to send rovers to the red planet to send back incredible information about what the conditions are like.
Katie from our Planetarium team tells us about an exciting new European Space Agency (ESA) mission to send a rover to Mars in 2022. It’s named after one of the UK’s most famous scientists – chemist and DNA pioneer, Rosalind Franklin. The Rosalind Franklin rover will look for signs of past life on the planet.
As well as finding out all about how this incredible rover works, and why it’s going to Mars in the first place, we’re asking you to get creative and make your own model rover from items you can find at home.