NASA will share first video, new images from Perseverance rover on Mars today
February 22, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.
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Get ready to see the first video from Mars, courtesy of NASA's Perseverance rover -- and possibly the first sound.
The agency will share the video captured by cameras on the rover, which will show the perspective of a spacecraft landing on Mars for the first time.
After landing, the rover relayed back data and images using NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, which has been circling the planet since 2006.
The first black and white images of the rover's landing site were available almost immediately.
The rover sent back a never-before-seen view: what it looks like to land on Mars.
The first image shared during a NASA press conference Friday was "exhilarating" for the team when they received it, said Pauline Hwang, strategic mission manager for the rover.
It shows the rover nearing the Martian surface during entry, descent and landing.
"The team is overwhelmed with excitement and joy to have successfully landed another rover on the surface of Mars," said Adam Steltzner, the rover's chief engineer.