Perseverance Rover’s Descent and Touchdown on Mars (Official NASA Video)

NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance mission captured thrilling footage of its rover landing in Mars' Jezero Crater on Feb. 18, 2021. The real footage in this video was captured by several cameras that are part of the rover's entry, descent, and landing suite. The views include a camera looking down from the spacecraft's descent stage (a kind of 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 (a capsule protecting the rover) looking up at that parachute, and a camera on the bottom of the rover looking down at the Martian surface.

The audio embedded in the video comes from the mission control call-outs during entry, descent, and landing.

For more information about Perseverance, visit

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech




  • At 0:24, pause. Is that the Sun in the bottom right corner of screen? Why does the Sun look so big when Mars is so much further away from the Sun than Earth?

    Michael DavidMichael David14 timer siden
    • "So much further away"? It's about 1.5 au (astronomical unit is the measurement used standard in this solar system; it represents the average distance from the Sun the earth is, which is around 93,000,000 miles. In other words it's about 1.5 times further than earth (abt 142 million miles). Which, using math, would make the sun appear about 2/3 as big.

      Mark BrummettMark Brummett40 minutter siden
  • Wow that was amazing...From the radio to this...Very exciting

    thesun collective147thesun collective147Dag siden
  • Dozens of times I watch this video and I never hope for it

  • Now lets make theories about the rover.

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  • Мурашки по коже! Молодцы!

    Agnos MaloyAgnos Maloy2 dager siden
  • To be honest I think it's all ballshit

    RedTailedFox #551RedTailedFox #5512 dager siden
    • ball

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  • อืม

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  • No word on Doge?

    Dennis HarperDennis Harper2 dager siden
  • History making!!!

    Gabriel GiovanniGabriel Giovanni3 dager siden
  • 3:19 She single? I want greencard.

    MaQuGo119MaQuGo1193 dager siden
  • Playing music n mars would sound like they're always out of tune lol

    KytZuKytZu3 dager siden
  • Que pire loco

    bruno sapeebruno sapee3 dager siden
  • The standing heron importantly satisfy because nation tentatively saw above a sparkling inventory. fresh, dapper sun

    Wayne FordWayne Ford4 dager siden
  • Вот это вот крупное такое нахлебалово ! Вы хоть поняли что это было ?

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  • congratulations fellow humans 🎉😎

    senush fernandosenush fernando4 dager siden
  • I listened to the entire entry and landing while on a long roadtrip. I was cheering in my car. What an incredible thing that we could ALL be a part of this accomplishment. Well done NASA!!!!

    WickedWordzzWickedWordzz4 dager siden
  • How did you at NASA get a drone to fly on MARS that has no atmosphere, and no oxygen?

    PatrickPatrick4 dager siden
    • Mars has an atmosphere, it is full of Carbon Dioxide

      Cyclo the greatCyclo the great13 timer siden
    • @Patrick None of your previous comments explain why you think Mars has no atmosphere. Maybe you don't understand the question but I tried to ask it in as simple terms as I could.

      E. RoseE. Rose20 timer siden
    • @E. Rose you dont understand what read my previous comments means? Wow. You're such an automaton.

      PatrickPatrick20 timer siden
    • @Patrick I have no idea WTF that's supposed to mean. You can't just give a straight answer of why you think Mars has no atmosphere?

      E. RoseE. Rose20 timer siden
    • @E. Rose lol... read all the previous comments, ADL automaton. So pathetic.

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  • Yeah I live dpace

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    • huh?

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    superjaykramersuperjaykramer5 dager siden
    • huh?

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    superjaykramersuperjaykramer5 dager siden
    • huh?

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  • WHERE THE F*** IS THE DATA....?????

    superjaykramersuperjaykramer5 dager siden
    • huh?

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  • Imagine people believe this garbage

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    • Your conspiracy theories don't make you special

      CraxoCraxo14 timer siden
    • my very being on this earth depends on the belief that this is sarcasm

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  • many congratulations to NASA and scientists

    Pallav TripathiPallav Tripathi5 dager siden
  • The rover should have brought a seed and planted it..

    Jace AlfanteJace Alfante5 dager siden
    • It'd die, since mars's surface temperature is way too cold for earth life

      Panzer0fTheLakePanzer0fTheLake15 timer siden
  • Been reading some of the comments and everybody's getting all emotional and misty eyed over this Mars landing. Stop yourselves. Yeah, it's all mind- blowing technology and all but, what are we doing or accomplishing. We can't survive on Mars. I knew that when I was in 2nd grade. At least not live a normal life as we now know it. Seems like alot of wasted time and money. Landed on the moon more than 50 yrs. ago and all we got out of it was a bunch of rocks. The ISS has benefited us how. Let's concentrate on the planet that has 7 billion humans living on it. Lets spend some more time and money working on making this a better and safer planet. I just don't get it. What's the big picture,"The Plan."100 yrs from now we'll be doing the same thing. Counting down another rover landing on another planet..... for what? "The space program is morally indefensible, not in itself, but because it has been given priority over the feeding and clothing and housing of the poor majority of the human race"....... Arnold Toynbee 1971

    Tommie SmithTommie Smith5 dager siden
  • Did we not go to the moon few years ago? And already we are at Mars......

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  • NASA and its people are awesome!

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  • The uneven office nearly sack because layer july form before a madly note. painstaking, nutritious circle

    Jordan MichaelJordan Michael5 dager siden
  • Why there was a touch down video from 3 cameras but not a single video from surface of Mars? Not even timelapse

    tylko pytamtylko pytam6 dager siden
    • can't tell if this is sarcasm

      Panzer0fTheLakePanzer0fTheLake14 timer siden
  • بهترین در یوتیوب

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  • I could already hear the -15p IQ people saying they asked this landing

    Wanees AliWanees Ali6 dager siden
  • Hang in there, Mark Watney, we're coming for you!! :)

    Where Nerdy is Cool!Where Nerdy is Cool!6 dager siden
  • 6.7 dislikes are flat earthers

  • Pizza

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  • see lander eject rover and lander thurrst but not 🚀flow the fire on thurrster😂😂😂😂👍🏻good joke pf the 2021

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    • huh?

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    • its because it uses hydrazine, hydrazine doesn't really have a colour

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  • 😂😂🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣d

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    • huh?

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  • I was wanting to hear them say "We are 30 Seconds to Mars" so bad...

    Noel TelloNoel Tello6 dager siden
  • Just think, back in time they believed that there was canals on Mars, oh humanity so easy to be fooled.

    Jan LarsenJan Larsen7 dager siden
  • Imagine an alien family is walking around on Mars and comes across this Rover just cruising around its surface.

    MoteKatMoteKat7 dager siden
  • this is so surreal I just cant believe another rover landed

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  • This is amazing!

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  • Imagine what life must have been like for the ancient civilizations that lived there before Mars died

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    • I don't believe there was a civilization on mars

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    • fun to fantasize about, huh?

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  • test

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  • 30% வேகம் இதற்கு என்ன அர்த்தம்?

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  • Mom please don't cut onions

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  • This is some very good production value, nice job Hollywood!

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    • @Panzer0fTheLake fine.! .-. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . This is Patrick!

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    • @DANCERcow not good enough. now i've gotta harass ya lol

      Panzer0fTheLakePanzer0fTheLake14 timer siden
    • @Panzer0fTheLake maybe?🤷

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    • please tell me this is sarcasm

      Panzer0fTheLakePanzer0fTheLake14 timer siden
    • @Blender Bach yes

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  • The epic event.

    Wes Galczynski & Power TrainWes Galczynski & Power Train8 dager siden
  • Perseverance rover has already found signs of mOre intelligent life on Mars than a flat earth conference.

    BeActive BehappyBeActive Behappy8 dager siden
    • Well considering perseverance hasn't found evidence of life, yes the flat earthers are "dumb as rocks" haha

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  • I love your vids I want to work in nasa like u did

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  • Mark rober

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  • So emotional moreso because of the devastating unknown impact Mars experienced. Truly we are all connected. 🙏🌍🌌

    Elizabeth BrownElizabeth Brown8 dager siden
  • I already watched too many times ♥

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  • Superbe inchala je gagné un iphone

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  • First footage of humans landing man-made onto the surface of another planet. Perserverance.

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    • first footage that's not on 0.0005 fps, yeah

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    • While it's very nice footage, it is not the first.

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  • great i love scientists

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  • The wrathful dessert regretfully blush because dress frequently force since a fixed shelf. spiffy, invincible debt

    Alfredo AguirreAlfredo Aguirre10 dager siden
  • Yeah, right!! LOL

    Boki KusturicBoki Kusturic11 dager siden
  • why is everything in kilometers and meters? Isn't America in miles?

    GeorgeLennon100GeorgeLennon10011 dager siden
    • @Panzer0fTheLake Both systems are useful, and both systems are used.

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    • since american scientists are smart, they realize that the metric system is just up and better

      Panzer0fTheLakePanzer0fTheLake14 timer siden
    • Contrary to what most people think the US does use the metric system quite a bit, particularly in fields of science.

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    • metric system is more accurate

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  • Aliens - we are most adventurous creatures ever Humans and nasa - hold my bear

    Kartik SharmaKartik Sharma11 dager siden
    • black, brown or polar?

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  • 田畑勇一の宇宙不思議発見!から参りました!(^_^)

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  • its less red than I expected

    1derScore1derScore11 dager siden
  • Hey Nasa please send me Mars . I hate people !

    YücelYücel11 dager siden
  • Sorry gua gk yakin itu mars😌

    Rikimaru-AMVRikimaru-AMV12 dager siden
  • 10 generations later a random middle school student on mars: the quality Then was pretty bad

    Amit MishraAmit Mishra12 dager siden
    • @Muffles The Gerbil *falls asleep holding down the enter key*

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    • 10 Generations later we'd all be extinct. All of us living RN, unless we find a way too live forever, or some of us just live longer then 100 Years old.

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  • Excellent NASA

    Abid HussainAbid Hussain12 dager siden
  • This is genuinely one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen in my life.

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    • You need to watch more Thunderbirds.

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  • best thing i’ve ever seen.

    Nix 9128Nix 912812 dager siden
  • why are there dislikes on a video of a beautiful piece of tech landing on a vast, unknown planet? do they think that because there were no Martians that mars isnt real?

    TheKrazyKoreanTheKrazyKorean12 dager siden
    • @Tyhgaming Nope your response beats it by a country mile.

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    • @Aled Long thats the most pretentious thing ive ever heard

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    • It is easier to fool people than convince them they've been fooled.

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  • Congratulations to humanity .tanks nasa tanks JPL

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  • எனக்கு ஒரு சந்தேகம். பூமி இது வரை 4 வாட்டி பேரளிவு சந்திச்சி இருக்கு சொல்றீங்க..அது ஏன் பக்கத்துல இருக்குற சூரியன் வெடிப்பால நிகழ்ந்திருக்க கூடாது...2 வது. நம்பல மீற்ன சக்தி ஒன்னு இருக்கு.(dark matter) அத நாம.கண்டு புடிக்கனும்னா. ரொம்ப தொலைவுல போகனும்..அம்மாவோட கருப்பைல இருந்துக்குனு.அம்மா முகத்த பாக்க முடியுமா.நாம matter ulla தான் இருக்கோம்.20Bல இருந்து 50B.light years long ல போன dark matter ah கண்டு புடிக்கலாம்.. ஏனா டார்க் மேட்டர நாம தாண்டிடோம்னா அங்க க்ராவிட்டி வேற மாதிரி இருக்கும்.ஏதோ எனக்கு தோனுனத சொன்னேன்

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  • How could they get a LIVE feed that far away? Amazing footage.

    FlankerFlanker13 dager siden
    • It's not live, and doesn't claim to be. Read the description.

      David JackDavid Jack9 dager siden
    • Delayed because of the distance, even with light speed, no live telecast is possible

      Alif RizuanAlif Rizuan12 dager siden
    • This is not a live feed: this is a montage made after the events: the full video was only acquired a few days after the landing.

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  • oh my f****** god that was amazing I want to die

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    • The other 3+ rovers already on mars: *AM I A JOKE TO YOU?*

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  • This is absolutely insane!! My respects to nasa and people who helped humanity reach this

    Mihailo KovićMihailo Ković14 dager siden
  • Brilliant

    BuddyBuddy14 dager siden
  • "Dare mighty things" indeed! Amazing!!

    Jimbo BimboJimbo Bimbo14 dager siden
  • super

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  • Are we sure that's not Daymar?

    Rehd66Rehd6614 dager siden
  • GJ NASA !

    Solar WindSolar Wind14 dager siden
  • Another big step in humanity's exploration to the stars. Simply astonishing.

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  • 0_0

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  • Mark rober

    Rafaela LaraRafaela Lara14 dager siden
  • The feel of satisfaction in my body seeing the planet we are gonna live in the future

    KrissKriss14 dager siden
  • Holy s**** that’s so cool to see

    Abood 42Abood 4215 dager siden
  • Finally an actual video of the landing I’m so happy to see this

    kevin Hkevin H15 dager siden
  • I literally faked a headache so I could go home from school, and watch this. No regrets.

    Joe MamaJoe Mama15 dager siden
  • Nerds.

    createbykatecreatebykate15 dager siden
  • So this has 9 million views and WAP by Cardi B has over 200 million. While we have come so far in many ways we are going backwards in so many others. This was just incredible to watch.

    Mike TMike T15 dager siden
    • WAP is a great song, though.

      AtlasAtlas14 dager siden
    • You could pick any point in time and people will prefer to listen to music over looking at space on the whole. Not everybody is a space nerd. Everyone loves music.

      David JackDavid Jack15 dager siden
  • Welcome ✨

  • Welcome to MARS Perseverance

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  • I wonder if they'll find any Biker Mice.

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  • would have preferred to hear audio of the landing without needless loud vocals.

    ErrorInCodeErrorInCode16 dager siden
    • the mic didn't work during the descent unfortunately. But the mic on the rover is ok !

      VincentVincent10 dager siden
    • You’d probably hear .AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA. Because of the rockets

      Diego Devito3198Diego Devito319814 dager siden
  • Aliens: "smh"

    CiaranCiaran16 dager siden
  • 6.7K Thumbs Downers still believe Space Flight doesnt exist :'''''''}

    David KooymanDavid Kooyman17 dager siden
    • Ikr after countless videos of proof and evidence space is real they all say its "liberal cnn garbage" and "we are sheep" some people just need to lay off the ancient aliens.

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  • Wow

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  • Anyone else notice how "Mars rover" rhymes a heck lot with "Mark Rober"?

    Mathis KabambiMathis Kabambi17 dager siden
    • thank you very cool

      Panzer0fTheLakePanzer0fTheLake14 timer siden
    • @John Hazenhousen... sarcasm or?

      Mathis KabambiMathis Kabambi11 dager siden
    • No, nobody has noticed this yet. You’re the first.

      John HazenhousenJohn Hazenhousen16 dager siden
  • Wow, this is amazing...Congratulations NASA!

    Tanmayee HingmireTanmayee Hingmire17 dager siden
  • Doctors say that medicine is not affecting all of them, now only prayers should be asked. It is very difficult to get rid of madness ڈاکٹروں کا کہنا ہے کہ دوائی ان سب کو متاثر نہیں کررہی ہے ، اب صرف دعائیں مانگی جائیں۔ جنون سے نجات حاصل کرنا بہت مشکل ہے

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  • love u nasa

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