Krispy Kreme offering a limited-edition Mars doughnut to celebrate NASA’s rover landing

Krispy Kreme offering limited-edition Mars doughnut.
Krispy Kreme Mars doughnut
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Published: Feb. 16, 2021 at 5:18 PM EST
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(CNN) - When NASA’s Perseverance rover goes through the “seven minutes of terror” to land itself on Mars February 18, you can sit back, watch the NASA coverage and relax.

It’s not every day that NASA lands an SUV-size rover on Mars. The last rover to land on Mars was Curiosity in 2012; the stationary InSight lander touched down in 2018.

To mark the rare occasion, Krispy Kreme is offering a limited-edition-themed doughnut -- only available on Thursday.

The Mars doughnut will look like the red planet itself.

Krispy Kreme’s Mars doughnut celebrates NASA’s Perseverance rover and its upcoming landing on Mars.

The caramel-dipped and chocolate cream-filled doughnut is topped with a swirl that resembles Mars, and it’s even sprinkled with chocolate cookie crumbs for that authentic dusty Martian touch.

If you submitted your name during NASA’s “Send Your Name to Mars” campaign, which put almost 11 million names on the rover before it departed for its journey to Mars, bring your “boarding pass” to Krispy Kreme and your Mars Doughnut is free.

“The landing of Perseverance on Mars will be an epic and important achievement,” said Dave Skena, Krispy Kreme chief marketing officer, in a statement. “So, we’re celebrating the best way we know how: with an amazing new doughnut discovery right here on earth.”

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