TECH NASA releases first video of Perseverance rover landing on Mars

TECH

NASA releases first video of Perseverance rover landing on Mars

China Daily

06:37, February 23, 2021

8

The US space agency NASA on Monday released the first video of the landing of the Perseverance rover on Mars.

The live NASA TV broadcast from inside the Mission Support Area of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory is seen on the One Times Square video board as NASA's Perseverance rover completes its descent towards the surface of Mars, in New York City, US February 18, 2021 in New York City. Picture taken February 18, 2021. [Photo/Agencies]

The video clip showed the deployment of the parachute and the rover's touchdown on the surface of the Red Planet.

"These are really amazing videos," said Michael Watkins, director of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. "This is the first time we've ever been able to capture an event like the landing on Mars."

Related Stories

Terms of Service & Privacy Policy

We have updated our privacy policy to comply with the latest laws and regulations. The updated policy explains the mechanism of how we collect and treat your personal data. You can learn more about the rights you have by reading our terms of service. Please read them carefully. By clicking AGREE, you indicate that you have read and agreed to our privacy policies

Agree and continue