NASA release the first high-quality video of a spacecraft landing on Mars.
A three-minute trailer showing the enormous orange and white parachute hurtling open and the red dust kicking up as rocket engines lowered the rover to the surface.
The footage was so good and the images so breathtaking that members of the rover team said they feel like they riding along.
The Perseverance rover landed last 18th Feb 2021 near an ancient river delta in Jezero Crater to search for signs of ancient microscopic life.
After spending the weekend binge-watching the descent and landing video, the team at Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, shared the video at a news conference.
Six off-the-shelf colour cameras were devote to entry, descent, and landing, looking up and down from different perspectives.
All but one camera worked.
Rover will spend the next two years exploring the dry river delta and drilling into rocks that may hold evidence of life 3 billion to 4 billion years ago.
The core samples will be set aside for return to Earth in a decade.
The images will help NASA prepare for astronaut flights to Mars in the decades ahead, according to the engineers.
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