Mars probe uploads descent
Vision has been released of the dramatic moment NASA’s Perseverance rover landed on Mars.
The footage chronicles major milestones during the final minutes of its entry, descent, and landing on Mars on February 18.
As the spacecraft plummeted, parachuted, and rocketed toward the surface of Mars, a microphone on the rover also provided the first audio recording of sounds from the planet.
The camera system covers the entirety of the descent process, showing some of the rover’s intense ride to Mars’ Jezero Crater.
The footage from high-definition cameras aboard the spacecraft starts 11 kilometres above the surface, showing the supersonic deployment of the most massive parachute ever sent to another world, and ends with the rover’s touchdown in the crater.