Mission Control Live: NASA Lands Perseverance Mars Rover (360 video)
Watch an epic journey unfold on Thursday, Feb. 18 as our Perseverance rover lands on Mars. Watch here for a 360-degree engineer’s-eye-view from inside Mission Control at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, with picture-in-picture commentary.
To reach the surface of the Red Planet, the rover has to survive the harrowing final phase known as Entry, Descent, and Landing.
Only then can the rover – the biggest, heaviest, cleanest, and most sophisticated six-wheeled robot ever launched into space – search Jezero Crater for signs of ancient life and collect samples that will eventually be returned to Earth.
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