Last night, NASA had a live broadcast where they talked a little more about the successful landing of their persistent rover on Mars last week. Among other things, they showed the first-ever video of a spacecraft landing on Mars.
In the clip above, you can check out some pictures from the landing and landing site at Jizero Crater on Mars where the Perseverance landed. Of the video, Thomas Zurbuchen, head of NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, says of the video:
“This video showing the descent of persistence is the closest you can get to landing on Mars without wearing a pressure suit. Watching should become mandatory for young women and men who not only want to explore other worlds and build spacecraft that will take them there, but we also want. To be part of the diverse teams that achieve all the bold goals in our future. “
The clip was filmed by several cameras on board Perseverance, and NASA wrote:
“The actual footage in this video was captured by several cameras that are part of the vehicle’s entry, descent, and landing wing. The scenes include a camera looking down from the landing stage of the spacecraft (a type of rocket-powered jet package that helps the rover to fly to its landing site), and a camera On the rover looking up at the landing stage, a camera at the top of the aeroshell (the capsule protecting the rover) looks at that parachute, and a camera at the bottom of the rover looking at the surface of Mars. “
Perservance also had time to record some of the sounds from Mars and what it’s like there you can hear in the tweet included below.