NASA has unveiled the first-ever video of a landing on Mars as seen by the Perseverance rover. You can see the video below:
The unprecedented footage takes viewers along for Perseverance’s harrowing ride, even showing the moment the rover, still attached via cables to its “sky crane” descent stage, hit the red dirt on Jezero’s floor.
“For those who wonder how you land on Mars, or why it is so difficult, or how cool it would be to do so — you need look no further,” acting NASA Administrator Steve Jurczyk said in a statement today (Feb. 22), when the entry, descent and landing (EDL) footage was unveiled.
“Perseverance is just getting started and already has provided some of the most iconic visuals in space exploration history,” Jurczyk added. “It reinforces the remarkable level of engineering and precision that is required to build and fly a vehicle to the Red Planet.”