Stuck at The Airport: Mars edition

NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover is set to touch down on the Red Planet on Thursday, February 18th.

Earthlings are pretty darn excited.

At Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), the famous LAX pylons are glowing red in anticipation of the landing.

Many other sites and landmarks around the world, including Cleveland’s historic Terminal Tower, are also glowing red in anticipation of the landing.

Krispy Kreme is celebrating the landing too with a special Mars doughnut. This chocolate cream-filled doughnut is dipped in caramel icing with a red planet swirl and sprinkled with chocolate cookie crumbs. The limited-edition doughnut is available in shops and online for one day only – Thursday, February 18.

And of course, you’ll want to tune in to watch NASA’s live coverage of the Perseverance Rover Landing, starting at 11:15 am PST and 2:15 EST.

At DC-area airports: art from Mars & amazing aircraft photos

Heading to or through Ronald Reagan Washington National or Washington Dulles Airports? There are two new art exhibits to check out.


Photo by Jeffrey Mistein


About 20 large-scale images of aircraft taken just as they’re landing are featured in “AirCraft: The Jet as Art” by American photographer Jeffrey Milstein at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.

Look for them through December 8 in the airport’s Gallery Walk art corridor, which is near the underground walkway connecting Terminal A with the parking garages. Historic aviation pieces from the College Park Aviation Museum are on display here as well.


Over at Washington Dulles International Airport, the images in “Mars As Art” feature more than 45 NASA and European Space Agency images taken by spacecraft from orbit and on the surface of Mars. Look for these images in the Gateway Gallery in the connecting walkway between the AeroTrain C-Gates and the C Concourse until November 30.


Valles Marineris, known as the Grand Canyon of Mars, which is long enough to stretch from New York City to Los Angeles.