TAMPA, Fla. – NASA has released new video and the first ever recorded sounds from Mars.
The video shows the final minutes of the Mars Perseverance Rover’s entry, descent, and landing.
It starts with the supersonic deployment of the largest parachute ever sent to another planet. The landing video finishes with the final touchdown in the Jezero Crater.
The new footage also includes the first audio recording of sounds from the red planet. You can hear a Martian Breeze and mechanical sounds of the rover’s operation.
NASA also released images showing the mission’s first panorama of the rover’s landing location. Those pictures were captured by two navigation cameras on the mast.
Perseverance is the fifth rover NASA has landed on the red planet.