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22nd February 2021

NASA reveals video of Perseverance landing

NASA today revealed thrilling footage of its Perseverance rover landing in Mars' Jezero Crater on 18th February 2021.

The HD-quality footage in this video was captured by several cameras that are part of the rover's entry, descent, and landing suite. The views include a camera looking down from the spacecraft's descent stage (a kind 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 capsule protecting 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 comes from the mission control call-outs during entry, descent, and landing.

 

 

 
 

 

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