So over the past few days, two new Mars missions have successfully entered orbit around the Red Planet - China’s ambitious Tianwen 1 mission which will see and orbiter and a lander with rover explore Mars in China’s first interplanetary Space mission.
The previous day, the Hope mission from the UAE also successfully broke into Mars orbit after a 400 million kilometre journey from Earth.
But the most ambitious mission of all is the NASA Mars Perseverance Rover, a huge 1,500 kg rover and automate mobile science laboratory which will land at the Jezero Crater, at the site of an ancient river delta to look for signs of past life on Mars.
In little over and hour, the rover will - hopefully - make a successful landing with pinpoint accuracy via the 21st Century skycrane system. The video below shows the landing sequence. Fingers crossed!
You can watch the landing live at Mission Control on BBC news at 8pm.