NASA releases the first video of Perseverance rover landing on Mars. The Perseverance rover successfully landed on the surface of the red planet on Thursday and showed initial photos from the surface. The rover is healthy and landed on a flat, safe surface in Jezero Crater with just 1 degree of tilt and relatively small rocks nearby, according to the officials.
NASA’s Mars Perseverance Rover landing
Several cameras involved in the rover’s entry, descent, and landing suite documented the real footage in this video. Many of the 25 cameras and two microphones turned on during Thursday’s descent.
“Now that NASAPersevere landed, we’ll release first-of-its-kind footage from the rover’s descent and landing after entering Mars’ atmosphere,” NASA officials said on Twitter.
The views showed a camera focusing down from the spacecraft’s descent stage – a 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 focusing up at that parachute. And a camera on the bottom of the rover looking down at the Martian surface.
“For those who wonder how you land on Mars – or how cool it would be to do so – you need look no further,” said NASA Administrator Steve Jurczyk. “Perseverance is just getting started, and already has provided some of the most iconic visuals in space exploration history. It reinforces the remarkable level of engineering and precision required to build and fly a vehicle to the Red Planet.”
The first panorama of the mission of the rover’s landing location released on Monday. While the two Navigation Cameras located on its mast took the panorama.
NASA associate administrator, Thomas Zurbuchen said video of Perseverance’s descent is the closest to land on Mars. It should become an unavoidable viewing for young people wishing to explore other worlds and build the spacecraft. Also, people who want to join the diverse teams achieving all the audacious goals in our future.
The objective of Perseverance’s Mission
However, an important aim of Perseverance’s mission on Mars is astrobiology and the search for ancient microbial life signs. So, the rover will characterize “the planet’s geology and past climate. Also it will pave the way for human exploration of the Red Planet,” said NASA.