Incredible Perseverance Mars landing video explained by NASA

Birt 22 feb 2021
Mars 2002 entry, descent, and landing lead Allen Chen explains the different stages of Perseverance rover's entry, descent and landing video. -- Watch the Perseverance rover land on Mars in this epic first-of-its-kind video: www.space.com/perseverance-rover-mars-landing-video-amazing-photos

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

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  • if this is mars why is the sun so big

  • I can’t watch or listen to this through a face diaper, bye-bye now

  • I blinked lol

  • What gets blown up from the surface at 7:00 that looks like a piece of paper? Maybe just some very light kind of basalt? Could it be organic material?

    • ok, that dust flake at 6:59 actually looks more like one of them goldfish snacks, lol. OK, who brought the goldfish snacks into the crane assembly room at JPL... lol.

    • neh, probs dust kicked up by the rocket engines, rust flakes off the surface maybe, or maybe some tape off the thermal blankets on the crane. good eye, I didn't notice that first watching. if it's organic, it's been dead for a very long time. due to the thin atmosphere and near-zero magnetic field of mars, the surface is "quite eradiated" by the sun (and cosmic rays).

  • Wouldn’t it have been awful if that parachute had floated and landed on the rover?

    • to avoid that, the Descent vehicle makes a deflection maneuver of more than a km before the skycrane starts.

  • A face mask? You're NASA, surely you have the ability to record this safely without one.

  • Congratulations to nasa and jpl.

  • Wow !! Did you know the earth is flat ?

  • Brilliant.!!!

  • 6:09 there's a pentagram on the rover, Illuminati confirmed

  • I hate to get political but why can't we have JPL run our country? I mean they can do incredible things. How hard would it be for them to make America smart again?

  • Excellent commentary! No drama; just the facts! Professional!

  • Where you shoot this? In alaska or sahara decerts?

  • "Mars 2002 entry" in the description?

  • I'm surprised they didn't even have to use A.I

  • Awesome, what happened to the Sky Crane then? Was it disposed of and crashed on the Martian surface?

    • yes. crashed about 700 m to the N.

  • 4:18 Why does it look like it's CG?

    • But it is real

  • incredible..la seule vérité dans ce tissus de propagande

  • Now i get to know that air is there too in mars

  • If you look at one of the first pictures on a cell phone and blow it up and zoom in you will see something in the sky of mars et phone home

  • I can't imagine how much percentage of error that could happen on perseverance's descent stage. The complexity of science and engineering behind this made it seems so easy to maneuver and it landed perfectly on the surface of Mars. Im just in awe. Im so proud of all the engineers and people behind the Perseverance Rover. Geat job.

  • Well that’s super awesome!. I’m thinking that the next time! I would like to see an Android and then it unboxes its self and builds it’s own habitat and we watch to see what it can do in 10 years and if it becomes a threat to society we invite it back to earth and try to reason with it. 😂 Excellent video thanks for sharing this with us.

  • Now that’s how to get it done. What an amazing landing sequence. As a UAV pilot I’m really keen on seeing the flight videos from the Mars copter. Great work

  • The Science and Knowledge that went into this is utterly amazing... but we still can't figure out how to talk into a microphone without a MASK is beyond belief!!! Yeah I know it's about the people in the room with him...well dad-gum I can figure this out with a high school education...send them OUT!!! SMH

  • AMAZING..

  • That rover looks like an 8th grade science project. How can something look so primitive for such a sophisticated mission? The tires are a joke for rocky surfaces (you don't see vehicles on Earth with tires like that, not even a bike) and you got wires and other components exposed to dust and debris. Space is a fantasy for people with no brain.

  • The parachute (0:26) has a secret binary code embedded in the red and white design. It reads, "Dare Mighty Things," with the outer ring giving the latitude and longitude of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory on Earth.

  • This is just so damn cool!!! Can't wait to see more

  • It was not a landing, it was an art

  • Where is the descent stage? Did it take extra footage of the surface?

    • no images, it crashed 700 m to the N

  • Hard to understand with this stupid mask ...

  • I have only one ambiguity ... With so much technology, why are only very irrelevant pieces of the mission being filmed? Why after landing do we not receive videos with the rover that really shows us the planet? Why only pictures of the planet's surface?

    • Any footage that NASA captures is either for science or engineering. In this case these videos are captured to help the engineering team learn and review, and to see how well it performed in general. NASA does spend some time on catering to the public, which is why they let us see the stuff, but the footage isn't taken with the goal of being as entertaining as possible for us. Also the bandwidth we have to the rover from Earth is very small compared to what we are typically used to here. Sending videos and pictures takes a lot of time and we can only use up some of the bandwidth so we can still communicate with the rover. So, science and engineering goals come before any goals for sharing with the public. We will continue to get more pics and videos over time though, so there's still a whole lot of potential for more amazing views.

  • The people at nasa know, there is very little chance of humans being able to exist outside of planet earth. Its something they are not telling you. Just remember that. The people at nasa know this, that there is very little chance that humans will ever be leaving the earth, like things like hollywood have brainwashed you all into believing.

    • You believe in little green aliens with big eyes. You are a true victim of Hollywood

  • WOWZERS!!! THIS IS JUST AS REAL AS OUR RECENT ELECTION RESULTS!!!!!

  • This is super cool but I can't help but feel like this is old technology compared to the reusable rockets spacex makes and is developing. Even though this is also cutting edge. Hopefully it will actually be outdated in a few years

    • Well the technology that NASA uses is cutting edge as well, they just have completely different goals than SpaceX has. NASA doesn't have to worry about making a profit, they just make sure that science can be done as well as possible. SpaceX would try to save the jet pack, solely for financial reasons that NASA doesn't need to focus on as much to survive. I agree that SpaceX has some technology that is superior to some things that NASA uses, like their rockets, but NASA has things they are better than SpaceX at. It's just not totally fair to compare them, without considering that they are different types of organizations with different goals.

  • The video from the upload camera looking up at the decent stage is the most amazing piece of video I have ever seen in my life. I legit teared up at how incredible it was. The download camera video is pretty incredible in its own right, but there is something about watching the decent stage lowering down the rover, cutting the cables and flying away and knowing that it's happening autonomously at a distance of 130,000,000 miles is just awe inspiring.

    • @Ni Gi ah I get it now. I wonder if they could get the skycrane to transmit the video to the rover.

    • @AndyHappyGuy That would have been cool, however it would have been impossible. The video from the sky crane was recorded directly to the rover's memory. Once the umbilical from the sky crane to the rover was cut, there was no way to actually record more video from the sky crane, or send it back to earth. They did however use the rover to capture a few frames of the dust and debris kicked up by the sky crane's crash, and the MRO was able to get a few extremely low detail images of the crash site from orbit.

    • I wish the camera on the sky crane filmed till it crashed.

  • We are extremely fortunate to be living in such times.

  • This is flexing towards SpaceX haha :) In seriousness though, this is really an extraordinary feat, congratulations!

  • They have captured high definition video of a planet millions of miles away and relayed it back to Earth. If that's not mind boggling, I dont know what is.

  • Everyone at NASA, JPL and all subcontractors deserve a firm pat on the back and a “job well done,” truly outstanding!

  • Epic video. Loads of love from 🇮🇳.. 👍

  • This is so cool. Wonder what the up link and down link speeds are. This video download may take very long time if down link speed is poor.

    • I heard somewhere that it is like 2Mbps, so it's fairly slow relative to speeds people normally see on Earth. That's why we didn't get all the footage and pictures immediately after the landing. They have to use their bandwidth wisely and can only send a small amount of information at a time.

  • And there are people who still believe in God, Allah and Mohammad!!

  • Very few follower of Islam in comment section cause most of them are flat earther.

  • I can and have watched these videos for hours.

  • NASA is spoiling us with these cameras from all different angles.

    • Yes, you are quite right. I was expecting NASA to have a few extra cameras already on the surface of Mars, shooting the landing from a totally different angle😉 But the footage they already have is out of this world.

  • Unreal!!!

  • its fake

  • It’s beautiful when a series of complicated actions, any one of which could go wrong, line up and go perfectly like this.

  • so where the parachute and the rest of the equipment which has been disposed gone ? :) or that is actually the first waste to consider on a new planet :D thanks

    • @Bobby Blackshaw yeah that's what I heard too because if they bring microbes from Earth it'll ruin their experiments trying to figure out if Mars has life.

    • There is a bunch of stuff we have dumped on Mars already. Crash landings, old rovers, etc. So no, this is not the first waste on another planet. What they do though is they try to kill all the bacteria and microorganisms that might have gotten on the rover from being on earth. We want to do everything we can from bringing microorganisms to another celestial body.

    • It just crashes somewhere. The point is not to have it crash on the rover so it doesn't matter where it goes as long as it doesn't crash on the rover, I presume.

  • It's an insanely beautiful work of mankind. How do you people make flawless accurate calculations from start to finish? Are there real aliens among us?

  • Whenever I cannot get to sleep I watch EP104 Expedition Mars from the tv series Mars. You need to do something like that for this project. Ps like the message!

  • The mars bullshit is about as fake as this mask thing. #JustSayn #MaskOff #FollowTheRules

    • Oh cool let's see your research information. Prove it. What it amounts to is you're incapable of understanding technology so it seems fake to you. your shadow's a scary thing if you don't know what it is. Boo. Blah ha ha ha ha ha. Go get an education and stop telling everyone how uneducated you are..

  • what is these black things in the dust during touching down serface

  • Why we can't see any fire from the jet engines nozles no lights seen

  • Am I right in saying that the Terrain Relative Navigation System is derived from the guidance system that is in Tomahawk Cruise Missile Systems (& other advanced missile systems) to give them their incredible accuracy? 👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍

  • This is almost magical ! ! ! Truly O-U-T-S-T-A-N-D-I-N-G achievement & a triumph of technology & inspired innovation ! ! ! Terrain Relative Navigation System & all systems performed flawlessly ! ! ! I am in awe of the scientists & engineers at NASA that can pull off a phenomenal feat like this ! ! ! Engineering at it's best ! ! ! 👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍

    • They basically did this in 1997 but its cool youre giving this 50 million usd / day funded government agency so much credit for doing the same thing they did 25 years ago with slighly updated tech. Who doesn’t witness the ”sky crane” and think ’truly outstanding’ it sure is a ’phenomenal feat’.

  • THIS IS TRULY A GOLDEN AGE & A RENAISSANCE WE ARE LIVING IN FOR MANNED & UNMANNED SPACE EXPLORATION ! ! ! 👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍

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  • Do u really believe that they landed this crap on Mars. LMAO.. More like Devon Island...

    • Sure. When you actually understand how things work you can too? Your Shadow is a scary looking thing if you didn't know what it was. In Other words get an education. Stop posting on social media telling everybody how dumb you are..

    • Note: If the Moon Landing was faked the Soviet Union would probably noticed it through espionage, because it was their enemy in the cold war. If the Soviets didn't noticed anything at the moon landing then there's no reason why this one should be fake.

  • CONGRATULATIONS NASA NASA ROVER'S LANDED ON MARS SAFELY PRESERVANCE SETTLES IN The newest Martian, a robot named Preservance, is alive and well after its first day and night on the red planet Nasa's scientists were exhilarated as they shared pictures captured by its cameras during landing and after the rover reached the surface. Mars rover Perseverance is ready to begin seeking the signs of past life. Perseverance is highly advanced technically and will work for long time. DR.MOHAMMAD LAEEQUE NADVI Ph.D. (Arabic Lit.) M.A. Arabic Lit.+Islamic Studies) DIRECTOR Amena Institute of Islamic Studies & Analysis A Global & Universal Institute, Donate to promote this Institute SBI A/C30029616117 Kolkata,Park Circus Branch nadvilaeeque@gmail.com Thanks

    • Note: If the Moon Landing was faked the Soviet Union would probably noticed it through espionage, because it was their enemy in the cold war. If the Soviets didn't noticed anything at the moon landing then there's no reason why this one should be fake.

  • Its always sunny in Mars. Wait. Philadelphia

    • Note: If the Moon Landing was faked the Soviet Union would probably noticed it through espionage, because it was their enemy in the cold war. If the Soviets didn't noticed anything at the moon landing then there's no reason why this one should be fake.

  • Is it just me or is the video making crackling noise?

    • Video was taken from the live Press conference from Monday maybe because of that

  • Human pollution on Mars begins !

    • * had begun since it existed

  • You guys must be " over the moon " pun intended .This brings me back to the first lunar landing .to have gone so far since the Wright and other innovators of flight is almost a miracle There is only one limitation to what can be achieved! Imagination! Reach for the stars , thank you all for showing the world what can be done TOGETHER , !

  • No one: Literally no one: USA: Where's the oil?

    • @bitTorrenter who cares?

    • @Bryan Hensley Yeah, but I think the OPEC countries are not too worried. They have plenty of customers.

    • North America has it's own oil. We are totally self sufficient. However we do sell our oil to other countries for a higher price and buy back lower price oil to use. We make money from other countries stupidity.

  • Nasa will stil look the Stones by the scope when Lord Elon Musk announce himself as a first father of the fathers , Marsians will give their honours to the all Elon Musk monuments builded up there in memorial of the great father when Nasa after Years of stealing and spending money from workers taxes will still announce in media " we Discover Water"

  • Filmed in the deserts of Nevada. NASA- not a straight answer.

    • I was out there. I didn't see anything. What is the location where it happened? You don't know? Then how do you know anything? Oh you don't know anything. I personally think you're a liar but you are welcome to prove me wrong if you can.

    • Where?, Why? and how do know?

  • Tisztelt Space ! A Mars egy halott bolygónak tűnő hold ! Hìm mint a hold megtette amit kellett és kimúlt ! De föld nönemű és virágzik az élet ! Hold is hìm ! De döglött ! Európa viszont élő hím és teszi a dolgát ! Értitek már az élet anyagát ! .....nem ! Gondoltam!

  • Why ISRo crashlanded on on moon....

  • 8:19 “As the engines have been on for a long time, they get really hot.” This is the insightful kind of commentary that I came here for. ;) Seriously, though, this was incredible. 👍🏻

    • yeah, that's why I usually look for the MCC-only-audio, can't stand some reporters stating the obvious at times if not insulting when they state what we can see with our eyes. This I guess was a press briefing and maybe they had a stack of questions emailed in from kids they were answering as well (or reporters that know nothing about space), so eh. at least the videos were cool to watch.

  • H G Wells was wrong?

  • Hello nasa why don't go moon

    • With the Artemis Program they do

  • Filmed at NASA studios folks. haha

  • what a fricken joke. with all the graphic design technology we have, your display of the heat shield was pathetic. you telling me that without ever being there, you claim to know the exact moment in history for the weather to be perfect for your design and expectations of a circular disk to fall with 0 degree rotation? are you fricken kidding me? let say I'm a complete dumb S*** and gave you benefit of the doubt, you forgot to include the dusty atmosphere to mask over it as it fell through the dust. perfect vision of non rotating disk falling through resistance. you're a joke. not one moment of loss of visibility from that thing yet the entire surface is a blur. seriously people? seriously? wow... NASA YOU ARE A JOKE. and everyone watching? I challenge you to do something. search for images of the apollo 11 as it is on the moon. any one.. open it in any photo editor and just boost the exposure.. that's it. just the exposure and tell me what you see.. LOL you wont have to look hard. i'll even give you a few hints, look at the top of the craft.. notice any strange hoist attachments there? seemingly pulled tight in in opposite direction of the direction of the source of light? (to hide it) give it a shot. oh and by the way NASA, i took your little live stream from the space station and during the day scene I rendered the background, (the darkness of space) and pulled it back into vision. you idiots forgot to keep the composition of the stars moving. are you computers not powerful enough to keep multiple compositions active? big whoops on your end. I can't wait take this video into after effects and uncover your mess ups. oh look it's done downloading. let's go see. ***Updating after a quick look**** You guys... you didn't make it so hard. I spent maybe 5 min in to it and found a few things already. If we're going to spend billions of our tax dollars for you to lie to us, lie so we don't find out. there were too many mess ups to count, i'll make a video of my findings soon and post it. lol sigh morons.

    • @Peter okidoky Smokey

    • Note: If the Moon Landing was faked the Soviet Union would probably noticed it through espionage, because it was their enemy in the cold war. If the Soviets didn't noticed anything at the moon landing then there's no reason why this one should be fake.

  • Fantastic #Nasa Team

  • A great landing here on earth.

  • Stanley Kubrick, fake space needs you!

  • My question is where does that sky crane goes after landing the Rover ❓ ❤from 🇮🇳

    • @R G ya that's cool idea though but it needs fuel to conduct eventual activities

    • I wish they didnt "crash" landed it, but instead attempt to soft land it for future salvage. Maybe Matt Damon will need it.

    • Answer:- Same as the skycrane that was used for the Curiosity rover, it's job done the skycrane is programmed to fly away from where it landed Perseverance on the surface & crash land a safe distance away from the rover ! ! ! 👍👍👍👍👍👍

  • Mars la terreur Mars la rougeoyante Issue de la guerre Des limbes ardentes Née dans l’enfer D’une flamme enivrante Et pourtant tellement froide Au couché de Soleil bleu spectral Au deux pôles de glace Au mont Olympe magistral Au canyon immense Au tempête planétaire au vent mistral Mars qui continue d’émerveillé, d’étonné, de subjugué L’humanité Qui envoie aujourd’hui son rover Avant des lendemains meilleurs Où l’humanité pourra foulé De ses pieds ce sol rouillé Pour l’éternité Et dans notre impatience Nous devons faire preuve de persévérance Et ne pas abandonné Ce voyage sacré Un jour les chemins de l’Univers Nous seront ouvert Et nous pourront les empruntés Et côtoyé l’infinité .

  • in the earth there are a lot of mars in which live some animals hardly

  • yup..... looks flat to me.

  • Understand real time AI.

  • Very very far.. death sentense criminal they send ob mars good afortunity

  • Truly amazing

  • Congratulations

  • FAKE! More fake NASA stuff. There is no "space", there are no other "planets", that's just how NASA makes trillions of dollars from the people. How do I know this? Cause, umm.....JESUS! Jesus said so, that's why. Says so right in the bibble! Open your bibble to the book of Frank, chapter 1 verse 26: And when asked of otherworldly chariots and traveling to the heavens, Jesus spoke: "aw hell no, dawgs!" SEE! It's right there in black and white! IF IT'S NOT IN THE BIBBLE, IT DIDN'T HAPPEN!

  • HOAK HOAK

    • Note: If the Moon Landing was faked the Soviet Union would probably noticed it through espionage, because it was their enemy in the cold war. If the Soviets didn't noticed anything at the moon landing then there's no reason why this one should be fake.

  • Impressive footage!

  • Congratulations NASA on discovering more dirt and rocks. How many times have we done this now? Billions well spent! And I could of told you what you would find on Mars for FREE!

    • I understand why they're going up there. Are you saying you're not smart enough to understand? Oh okay. Maybe you should try getting an education. No wonder you hide behind a fake name in shame.

  • Curiosity has some significant wheel wear reported, will Perseverance fare better?

    • Answer:- Hopefully yes because Perseverance uses a new wheel design that has taken the issues with Curiosity's wheel into consideration ! ! ! 👍👍👍👍👍👍

    • There's a few videos about that look around

  • -- Biden playing Mario cart or this?

  • . the needle of my compass on the ship is made from iridium. so we 'll land our ship on mars and start digging for iridium. after, i 'll settle real estate office near the mine and sale land for 1000 pounds per sq. meter. i 'll be first one who settle mars iridium klondike.

  • I was waiting for tom hanks to show up!

  • I do wish NADA would stick to metric though, mixing units is very confusing.

    • @Nicholas Hylton Ah Fair enough, I didn't know that!

    • @Derek Williams Sorry. I should have put in a sarcasm - *_/s_* - sign at the end of my remark. Myanmar and Liberia are the only other two nations that have not officially switched metric units.

    • @Nicholas Hylton What a strange reply. No, the problem is the US still uses a measuring system which is a relic of the old British empire. Even the UK has given up on it! The serious point is it makes the US look really backward. I think that's a real pity, especially when the US does something wonderful like this rover and when it does so, it uses metric as would be expected, but has to talk to the US population in feet and inches so they can understand it.

    • @Derek Williams Possible greater science collaboration with Liberia and Myanmar, perhaps?

    • @Kurt Womack Yeah I get that, but seriously, why on earth does the US still use such a dysfunctional measuring system?

  • Its fucking fake 😣

    • Note: If the Moon Landing was faked the Soviet Union would probably noticed it through espionage, because it was their enemy in the cold war. If the Soviets didn't noticed anything at the moon landing then there's no reason why this one should be fake.

  • wow very nice

  • Just imagine what congress could achieve if they worked together towards a common goal, just like this. - A Canadian

    • I'm surprised our politicians are able to dress themselves every morning. 99% of them wouldn't even qualify to work a minimum wage job.

    • If our current congress got involved we'd be doing flight testing in the year 3099 and then be arguing if the rocket should be pointed up or down.

  • it looks complete fake. if i am not wrong mars dont have much air in the sky so how come parachute opened so fast?

    • @swagNextTuber - Boom Beach give me one reason why nasa would spend billions of dollars, hundreds of man hours, to 'fake' landing on mars. seriously 1 reason?

    • @Peter So you believe moon landing was real? LOL dude it was fake too. just search on youtube "Moon landing fake" you will get your answer

    • @Bryan Hensley the sovejets also must have triangulated the radio signal of the conversations, which showed them that it came from the moon.

    • @Peter Yes the Soviet Union even had a satellite orbiting the moon at that time. They would have definitely known if it didn't happen and broadcast it all over the world.

    • Also note: If the Moon Landing was faked the Soviet Union would probably noticed it through espionage, because it was their enemy in the cold war. If the Soviets didn't noticed anything at the moon landing then there's no reason why this one should be fake.

  • Fantastic Mission....I’ve always wanted to see the precision to the flight and the landing. Lot of hard work of thousands of people to pull it off. Dave Beshore Retired Major USAF SPACE COMMAND

  • This is awesome,,,engineering at its best,salute to all the team involved,I just have one question,how did the rover clean up the dust after descent cause i believe it's all dusty and the cameras installed need to capture the landscape of the martian soil,or do its purpose there?

    • The cameras used for landing will only be used for that. The other cameras were protected by covers