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




  • That quality tho

    Broken teletoobyBroken teletoobyPřed hodinou
  • Legit started crying, and I did nothing on this project. Congratulations to everyone who worked on it, ready to find life on mars!

    TacoShark GamingTacoShark GamingPřed 2 hodinami
  • wich time a astrnout gona put his first food print on mars nasa

    ghost_ gamerghost_ gamerPřed 7 hodinami
  • I find myself watching this video almost everyday.

    Curious TravelerCurious TravelerPřed 8 hodinami
  • 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; 2 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. 3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; 4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

    Miranda RogersMiranda RogersPřed 12 hodinami
    • @SpoonFullOfSalt bot

      Jake McKeeJake McKeePřed 4 hodinami
    • man what does that gotta do with this

      SpoonFullOfSaltSpoonFullOfSaltPřed 12 hodinami
  • 2 Skycrane deployments 2 Skycrane success's.

    Tim laneTim lanePřed 14 hodinami
  • Yay

    CollCollPřed 15 hodinami
  • Dear God we did it we've come a long way I'm so excited to eventually live on Mars 👍🏻

    Bionic_ slothe.xBionic_ slothe.xPřed dnem
  • Why are the red lines on the parachute word coded

    Jordon ArmstrongJordon ArmstrongPřed dnem
    • They spell out a message that’s one of JPL’s catch phrases. I forgot what it was though, so you’ll have to search it up

      Jake McKeeJake McKeePřed 4 hodinami
  • 1903: first sustained and controlled flight in kittyhawk 2021: freaking autonomous helicopter on mars

    Kimchi KoalaaKimchi KoalaaPřed dnem
  • what a joke...LOL

    Bhanuka RanadewaBhanuka RanadewaPřed dnem
    • wym?

  • ❤️

    Munny ReolMunny ReolPřed dnem
  • is the reaction and footage syncronized? cause signal takes several minutes from mars to earth

    Ben KangBen KangPřed 2 dny
    • Yeah

      Jake McKeeJake McKeePřed 4 hodinami
  • Righteous! This vid makes one so proud to be an American; unlike the bogus President representing our country currently.

    Steven VoynowSteven VoynowPřed 3 dny
    • Please, no politics.

      Jake McKeeJake McKeePřed 4 hodinami
  • I get goosebumps every time I watch this....even now

    Rob de LeonRob de LeonPřed 3 dny
  • RT see thus.

    merle atmamerle atmaPřed 3 dny
  • congratulations

    7668587 07668587 0Před 3 dny
  • They take people for fools! This is not Mars,but a studio !

    Kruger KatapilersKruger KatapilersPřed 3 dny
    • I’ll send you a postcard when I get there.

      SpoonFullOfSaltSpoonFullOfSaltPřed 12 hodinami
    • Yes, just like the 70's movie, "Capricorn One"! You are so on top of things! Amazing!

      Waa MwaaWaa MwaaPřed dnem
  • First Curiosity and then Perseverance. Just amazing!

    Yu TubYu TubPřed 3 dny
  • that's so amazing

    minminPřed 3 dny
  • Muito emocionante

    Yuenner MartinsYuenner MartinsPřed 3 dny
  • They should donate their money to poor people instead!!😇

    • If they did that then everyone who works there would become one of those "poor people" when they lose their jobs.

      E. RoseE. RosePřed 3 dny
  • Congratulations

    John21John21Před 3 dny
  • this is the layout ..Ha ha ha ha

    Kruger KatapilersKruger KatapilersPřed 4 dny
    • Nope

      Jake McKeeJake McKeePřed 4 hodinami
  • 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 DavidPřed 4 dny
    • That's the glare that makes it seem big

      Joshua CreaseyJoshua CreaseyPřed 13 hodinami
    • @Michael David ok flerfer

      samurai dogsamurai dogPřed 4 dny
    • @Mark Brummett Half again further away, I know, but in every real photo from Mars the Sun is much smaller in the sky. Photos from other rovers. I've also seen pictures and video of a blue sky over Mars from Perseverance, as well as a large Sun. Have you seen similar footage from other Mars rovers? Please point a couple out to me. I honestly want to believe that NASA has succeeded with the Perseverance mission. I do not want to believe that it's being faked. Remote places on Earth like the Atacama Desert and Devon Island, where NASA has done rover research, make it possible.

      Michael DavidMichael DavidPřed 4 dny
    • "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 BrummettPřed 4 dny
  • Wow that was amazing...From the radio to this...Very exciting

    thesun collective147thesun collective147Před 5 dny
  • Dozens of times I watch this video and I never hope for it

  • Now lets make theories about the rover.

    LukzTimeLukzTimePřed 6 dny
  • Мурашки по коже! Молодцы!

    Agnos MaloyAgnos MaloyPřed 6 dny
  • อืม

    Don-NoppadonDon-NoppadonPřed 7 dny
  • No word on Doge?

    Dennis HarperDennis HarperPřed 7 dny
  • History making!!!

    Gabriel GiovanniGabriel GiovanniPřed 7 dny
  • 3:19 She single? I want greencard.

    MaQuGo119MaQuGo119Před 7 dny
    • man stop

      SpoonFullOfSaltSpoonFullOfSaltPřed 12 hodinami
  • Playing music n mars would sound like they're always out of tune lol

    KytZuKytZuPřed 7 dny
  • Que pire loco

    bruno sapeebruno sapeePřed 7 dny
  • The standing heron importantly satisfy because nation tentatively saw above a sparkling inventory. fresh, dapper sun

    Wayne FordWayne FordPřed 8 dny
  • Вот это вот крупное такое нахлебалово ! Вы хоть поняли что это было ?

    -富軍傑-富軍傑-富軍傑-富軍傑Před 8 dny
  • 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!!!!

    WickedWordzzWickedWordzzPřed 8 dny
  • How did you at NASA get a drone to fly on MARS that has no atmosphere, and no oxygen?

    PatrickPatrickPřed 8 dny
    • @Patrick mars has a very thin atmosphere, it is believed to have once been the same as earth’s. What mars lacks though, is a magnetic field protecting it from radiation. Over millions of years mars’ atmosphere was picked away by solar winds. but yea mars has an atmosphere

      SpoonFullOfSaltSpoonFullOfSaltPřed 12 hodinami
    • Mars has an atmosphere, it is full of Carbon Dioxide

      Cyclo the greatCyclo the greatPřed 4 dny
    • @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. RosePřed 5 dny
    • @E. Rose you dont understand what read my previous comments means? Wow. You're such an automaton.

      PatrickPatrickPřed 5 dny
    • @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. RosePřed 5 dny
  • Yeah I live dpace

    Natasha RoseNatasha RosePřed 8 dny

    superjaykramersuperjaykramerPřed 9 dny
    • what

      SpoonFullOfSaltSpoonFullOfSaltPřed 12 hodinami
    • huh?

      Panzer0fTheLakePanzer0fTheLakePřed 4 dny

    superjaykramersuperjaykramerPřed 9 dny
    • nope

      SpoonFullOfSaltSpoonFullOfSaltPřed 12 hodinami
    • huh?

      Panzer0fTheLakePanzer0fTheLakePřed 4 dny

    superjaykramersuperjaykramerPřed 9 dny
    • huh?

      Panzer0fTheLakePanzer0fTheLakePřed 4 dny
  • WHERE THE F*** IS THE DATA....?????

    superjaykramersuperjaykramerPřed 9 dny
    • in front of you?

      SpoonFullOfSaltSpoonFullOfSaltPřed 12 hodinami
    • huh?

      Panzer0fTheLakePanzer0fTheLakePřed 4 dny
  • Imagine people believe this garbage

    D CD CPřed 9 dny
    • how many chromosomes do you have?

      SpoonFullOfSaltSpoonFullOfSaltPřed 12 hodinami
    • The like to dislike ratio sure says something

      Hanab1Hanab1Před 3 dny
    • Your conspiracy theories don't make you special

      CraxoCraxoPřed 4 dny
    • my very being on this earth depends on the belief that this is sarcasm

      Panzer0fTheLakePanzer0fTheLakePřed 4 dny
  • many congratulations to NASA and scientists

    Pallav TripathiPallav TripathiPřed 9 dny
  • The rover should have brought a seed and planted it..

    Jace AlfanteJace AlfantePřed 10 dny
    • Mars’ surface temp is too cold, there is iron oxide and phosphates in the soil, making it toxic for plants. Mars also does not have an atmosphere thick enough to house a plant.

      SpoonFullOfSaltSpoonFullOfSaltPřed 12 hodinami
    • It'd die, since mars's surface temperature is way too cold for earth life

      Panzer0fTheLakePanzer0fTheLakePřed 4 dny
  • 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 SmithPřed 10 dny
  • Did we not go to the moon few years ago? And already we are at Mars......

    • we went to the moon in the 60s and 70s. We are going back in 2024. :)

      SpoonFullOfSaltSpoonFullOfSaltPřed 12 hodinami
  • NASA and its people are awesome!

    nashvillan76nashvillan76Před 10 dny
  • The uneven office nearly sack because layer july form before a madly note. painstaking, nutritious circle

    Jordan MichaelJordan MichaelPřed 10 dny
  • Why there was a touch down video from 3 cameras but not a single video from surface of Mars?

    tylko pytamtylko pytamPřed 10 dny
    • Why were there no aliens, augh so disappointing

      NatesNatesPřed 3 dny
    • can't tell if this is sarcasm

      Panzer0fTheLakePanzer0fTheLakePřed 4 dny
  • بهترین در یوتیوب

    بهزاد تنکابنیبهزاد تنکابنیPřed 10 dny
  • I could already hear the -15p IQ people saying they asked this landing

    Wanees AliWanees AliPřed 10 dny
  • Hang in there, Mark Watney, we're coming for you!! :)

    Where Nerdy is Cool!Where Nerdy is Cool!Před 10 dny
  • Pizza

    ItsRibbitItsRibbitPřed 10 dny
  • see lander eject rover and lander thurrst but not 🚀flow the fire on thurrster😂😂😂😂👍🏻good joke pf the 2021

    liая вОуliая вОуPřed 11 dny
    • huh?

      Panzer0fTheLakePanzer0fTheLakePřed 4 dny
    • its because it uses hydrazine, hydrazine doesn't really have a colour

      IdkIdkPřed 8 dny
  • 😂😂🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣d

    liая вОуliая вОуPřed 11 dny
    • huh?

      Panzer0fTheLakePanzer0fTheLakePřed 4 dny
  • I was wanting to hear them say "We are 30 Seconds to Mars" so bad...

    Noel TelloNoel TelloPřed 11 dny
  • Just think, back in time they believed that there was canals on Mars, oh humanity so easy to be fooled.

    Jan LarsenJan LarsenPřed 11 dny
  • Imagine an alien family is walking around on Mars and comes across this Rover just cruising around its surface.

    MoteKatMoteKatPřed 11 dny
  • this is so surreal I just cant believe another rover landed

    beep18 does gamingbeep18 does gamingPřed 11 dny
  • This is amazing!

    CometCometPřed 11 dny
  • Imagine what life must have been like for the ancient civilizations that lived there before Mars died

    Joe Kozak OfficialJoe Kozak OfficialPřed 11 dny
    • I don't believe there was a civilization on mars

      Cyclo the greatCyclo the greatPřed 4 dny
    • fun to fantasize about, huh?

      Panzer0fTheLakePanzer0fTheLakePřed 4 dny
  • test

    A. RandA. RandPřed 11 dny
  • 30% வேகம் இதற்கு என்ன அர்த்தம்?

    Aarav AaravAarav AaravPřed 12 dny
  • Mom please don't cut onions

    Praise PrincePraise PrincePřed 12 dny
  • This is some very good production value, nice job Hollywood!

    DANCERcowDANCERcowPřed 12 dny
    • @Panzer0fTheLake fine.! .-. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . This is Patrick!

      DANCERcowDANCERcowPřed 4 dny
    • @DANCERcow not good enough. now i've gotta harass ya lol

      Panzer0fTheLakePanzer0fTheLakePřed 4 dny
    • @Panzer0fTheLake maybe?🤷

      DANCERcowDANCERcowPřed 4 dny
    • please tell me this is sarcasm

      Panzer0fTheLakePanzer0fTheLakePřed 4 dny
    • @Blender Bach yes

      Nek96Nek96Před 10 dny
  • The epic event.

    Wes Galczynski & Power TrainWes Galczynski & Power TrainPřed 12 dny
  • Perseverance rover has already found signs of mOre intelligent life on Mars than a flat earth conference.

    BeActive BehappyBeActive BehappyPřed 13 dny
    • Well considering perseverance hasn't found evidence of life, yes the flat earthers are "dumb as rocks" haha

      DanthemagicalmanDanthemagicalmanPřed 7 dny
  • I love your vids I want to work in nasa like u did

    Diego the Guy with legosDiego the Guy with legosPřed 13 dny
  • Mark rober

    Diego the Guy with legosDiego the Guy with legosPřed 13 dny
  • So emotional moreso because of the devastating unknown impact Mars experienced. Truly we are all connected. 🙏🌍🌌

    Elizabeth BrownElizabeth BrownPřed 13 dny
  • I already watched too many times ♥

    Italo MarcolinoItalo MarcolinoPřed 13 dny
  • Superbe inchala je gagné un iphone

    Non se n'est pas moi Oui ses moiNon se n'est pas moi Oui ses moiPřed 13 dny
  • First footage of humans landing man-made onto the surface of another planet. Perserverance.

    §paethon§paethonPřed 13 dny
    • first footage that's not on 0.0005 fps, yeah

      Panzer0fTheLakePanzer0fTheLakePřed 4 dny
    • While it's very nice footage, it is not the first.

      David JackDavid JackPřed 13 dny
  • great i love scientists

    khurram sajjadkhurram sajjadPřed 14 dny
    • They are amazing

      SpoonFullOfSaltSpoonFullOfSaltPřed 12 hodinami
  • The wrathful dessert regretfully blush because dress frequently force since a fixed shelf. spiffy, invincible debt

    Alfredo AguirreAlfredo AguirrePřed 15 dny
  • Yeah, right!! LOL

    Boki KusturicBoki KusturicPřed 15 dny
    • ok

      SpoonFullOfSaltSpoonFullOfSaltPřed 12 hodinami
  • why is everything in kilometers and meters? Isn't America in miles?

    GeorgeLennon100GeorgeLennon100Před 15 dny
    • @SpoonFullOfSalt Excellent. I'll add that to my character sheet.

      David JackDavid JackPřed 6 hodinami
    • @David Jack Nah metric system boosts iq 100% facts

      SpoonFullOfSaltSpoonFullOfSaltPřed 12 hodinami
    • @Panzer0fTheLake Both systems are useful, and both systems are used.

      David JackDavid JackPřed 4 dny
    • since american scientists are smart, they realize that the metric system is just up and better

      Panzer0fTheLakePanzer0fTheLakePřed 4 dny
    • Contrary to what most people think the US does use the metric system quite a bit, particularly in fields of science.

      David JackDavid JackPřed 13 dny
  • Aliens - we are most adventurous creatures ever Humans and nasa - hold my bear

    Kartik SharmaKartik SharmaPřed 15 dny
    • black, brown or polar?

      Aled LongAled LongPřed 13 dny
  • 田畑勇一の宇宙不思議発見!から参りました!(^_^)

    小出和実小出和実Před 15 dny
  • its less red than I expected

    1derScore1derScorePřed 16 dny
    • yea the surface isn’t really red, it’s an orangish brown because of the mix of iron oxide, and phosphates

      SpoonFullOfSaltSpoonFullOfSaltPřed 11 hodinami
  • Hey Nasa please send me Mars . I hate people !

    YücelYücelPřed 16 dny
  • Sorry gua gk yakin itu mars😌

    Rikimaru-AMVRikimaru-AMVPřed 16 dny
  • 10 generations later a random middle school student on mars: the quality Then was pretty bad

    Amit MishraAmit MishraPřed 16 dny
    • @Muffles The Gerbil *falls asleep holding down the enter key*

      Panzer0fTheLakePanzer0fTheLakePřed 4 dny
    • 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.

      Muffles The GerbilMuffles The GerbilPřed 11 dny
  • Excellent NASA

    Abid HussainAbid HussainPřed 16 dny
  • This is genuinely one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen in my life.

    gamertomgamertomPřed 17 dny
    • Go look in a mirror, you’ll see something cooler

      SpoonFullOfSaltSpoonFullOfSaltPřed 11 hodinami
    • You need to watch more Thunderbirds.

      Aled LongAled LongPřed 13 dny
  • 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?

    TheKrazyKoreanTheKrazyKoreanPřed 17 dny
    • @Tyhgaming Nope your response beats it by a country mile.

      Aled LongAled LongPřed 4 dny
    • @Aled Long thats the most pretentious thing ive ever heard

      TyhgamingTyhgamingPřed 4 dny
    • It is easier to fool people than convince them they've been fooled.

      Aled LongAled LongPřed 13 dny
  • Congratulations to humanity .tanks nasa tanks JPL

    geo arbgeo arbPřed 17 dny
  • 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

    umapathy.Mumapathy.MPřed 17 dny
  • How could they get a LIVE feed that far away? Amazing footage.

    FlankerFlankerPřed 17 dny
    • It's not live, and doesn't claim to be. Read the description.

      David JackDavid JackPřed 13 dny
    • Delayed because of the distance, even with light speed, no live telecast is possible

      Alif RizuanAlif RizuanPřed 16 dny
    • 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.

      Релёкс84Релёкс84Před 17 dny
  • oh my f****** god that was amazing I want to die

    StrayStrayPřed 18 dny

    *Blame **Blame *Před 18 dny
    • The other 3+ rovers already on mars: *AM I A JOKE TO YOU?*

      Fenriz NobileFenriz NobilePřed 16 dny
  • This is absolutely insane!! My respects to nasa and people who helped humanity reach this

    Mihailo KovićMihailo KovićPřed 18 dny
  • Brilliant

    BuddyBuddyPřed 18 dny
  • "Dare mighty things" indeed! Amazing!!

    Jimbo BimboJimbo BimboPřed 18 dny
  • super

    Padma SriPadma SriPřed 18 dny
  • Are we sure that's not Daymar?

    Rehd66Rehd66Před 19 dny
  • GJ NASA !

    Solar WindSolar WindPřed 19 dny