Perseverance Rover’s Descent and Touchdown on Mars (Official NASA Video)

NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance mission captured titillating footage of its rover landing in Mars’ Jezero Crater on Feb. 18, 2021. The views involve a camera looking down from the spacecraft’s descent stage (a sort of rocket-powered jet pack that helps fly the rover to its landing site), a camera on the rover looking up at the descent stage, a camera on the top of the aeroshell (a pill defending the rover) looking up at that parachute, and a camera on the bottom of the rover looking down at the Martian surface.

The audio embedded in the video clip comes from the mission control call-outs during entry, descent, and landing.

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Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

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