NASA rover set to land on Mars and Utah cities make national headlines

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  • On the first hour of GTU this morning – Today is the day! NASA’s Perseverance rover will reach Mars on Thursday, February 18. It’s been a long, long trek since it launched back in July 2020, but all journeys come to an end. Few journeys, however, end this spectacularly. If it lands safely, Perseverance will begin its science mission focusing on the habitability of Mars in the ancient past. Before it can start that mission, however, it has to survive the “seven minutes of terror” that takes it from the top of the Martian atmosphere to the ground. The rover’s much-anticipated landing on the dusty Martian surface is really just the beginning.
  • Plus, Utah cities are making national headlines this morning, when it comes to the top performing economies in the country, Utah cities are watching California’s Bay Area heavyweights fade in the mirror as the Provo-Orem metropolitan area earned a No. 1 ranking in a new study that saw two other Utah metros earn top-10 slots. The annual Milken Institute Best-Performing Cities Index has Provo-Orem regaining its nation-leading status after dropping to the No. 2 position last year following top-place rankings in 2018 and 2019.
  • Finally on the show, why being single isn’t sad, it can actually be good for you! Reagan has the health benefits to stress free single living. Hope you join us for a busy Thursday morning on GTU.
Nicea DeGering
Nicea loves morning television in Utah! A self-proclaimed “night person,“ she has been getting up and hopping onto the Good Things Utah set for over a decade now.

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