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

  • Bulent ÇELİK
    Bulent ÇELİK

    Ben Kardelen Çelik 10 yaşındayım İzmir Torbalı Türkiye de yaşıyorum 4/E sınıfına gidiyorum bir fikrim var. Denizde yaşayan diatomun canlısı dünyadaki oksijenin yüzde 20 sini üretiyormus. Bu diatomun u mars ta kulanilabilir. Bana cevap yazarmisiniz.

  • Evolved Primate
    Evolved Primate

    I disliked this because I’m a flat earther.

  • Didi Setyawan
    Didi Setyawan

    And we must admitted that, US with Nasa is far away beyond another country on space exploration.

  • Rishi Valmiki
    Rishi Valmiki

    Congratulations NASA from India.... 🇮🇳🇺🇸🌌🚀

  • MagLalena Nurse
    MagLalena Nurse

    What do you call a naive cow? A gulla Bull

  • Anon

    So they dropped a drone in Utah, I’m confused

  • Tony Mackenzie
    Tony Mackenzie

    What a joke nasa is

  • Ad Ad
    Ad Ad

    I don't believe it ...we are not even able to land on the moon again like they supposedly did lol ...they're talking about Mars 😂😂😂

  • Ethan Johnstone
    Ethan Johnstone

    Tf are people disliking this

  • ACARA_Khoiri Bahri
    ACARA_Khoiri Bahri

    This remembered me of The Expanse series.

  • Miqdad Rashid
    Miqdad Rashid

    When my constipation clears 3:17

  • Ante Talic
    Ante Talic

    aww look at them all being happy when rover landed great job guys

  • jahin ibne jahangir
    jahin ibne jahangir

    very nice

  • Jayden Wolfe
    Jayden Wolfe

    This has to be one of the greatest videos in human history. I cant count how many times ive watched this.

  • M. K.
    M. K.

    I like Nasa is using metric system.

  • Kevin Rab
    Kevin Rab

    Serious question. From 2:55 to 3:05 there doesn't seem to be any propellant coming from the nozzles of the "jetpack" in the top left corner. Why is that? I thought those were powered by some type of hydrocarbon not air.

    • Kevin Rab
      Kevin Rab

      @BigTulsa ah cool this is what I was looking for thanks!!

    • BigTulsa

      @Mudkip909 It actually is, if you watch the press conference with JPL that accompanies this video they explain why it doesn't appear as fire (the fuel doesn't really allow for this) but they do point out the nozzles of the descent engines are pink hot.

    • Mudkip909

      I guess it isn’t that hot

  • kikin tv
    kikin tv


  • Mohammad Shahfiq
    Mohammad Shahfiq

    THE greatest L1£R s!! 😂😂 carry on ..

    • Mudkip909


  • Gary Lee
    Gary Lee

    MY FAVORITE MARTIAN would be proud of you NASA.....

  • Flat Earth Master
    Flat Earth Master

    Sorry, a craft using a parachute in an atmosphere that is less than 1% the density of Earth’s would not work at all. Also, the little helicopter stunt they just claimed to do would not work either. But, what do you expect from an agency that has the devil’s serpent tongue in its logo.

    • Veritates Educational
      Veritates Educational

      @TimePro Don’t even try to argue with these people. They deny science that they personally don’t believe nor understand, and try to link it back to religion.

    • TimePro

      The parachute didn't drain a lot of speed. Of course it did not do much. But it still did its job on mars. 1% Doesn't change a thing. Show me the science and I will believe you. If its correct. The helicopter also works.

  • Baby Dee
    Baby Dee

    My planet❤️

  • jason cheng
    jason cheng

    In the future dad: comon kids we going to mars for a vacation kids: omg dad it takes like 5 hours to get there your ruining my life

  • Peggy R
    Peggy R

    WOW! amazing to see!

  • XoRoW Gaming
    XoRoW Gaming

    imagine people in the future be like "can't wait for the next holday i'll visit earth for a week" :

  • David Vazquez
    David Vazquez

    Porque no mandan un robot a marte para medir la temperatura

  • SomeGuyInRoblox

    to be honest, "touch Down Confirmed, We're Safe On Mars" sounds way better

  • coisa de pro
    coisa de pro

    0:12 Parachute deploy 0:30 heat shield sep 2:14 back shell and divert maneuver 2:48 sky Crane maneuver 3:06 comfirmation

  • hatsune miku
    hatsune miku

    Congrats Nasa im sooo proud

  • V the Dev
    V the Dev

    Now we finally got video of ingenuity flying

  • xXAgustin72Xx

    amazing work!

  • Crazyoldman84

    Absolutely pointless. No oxygen or least not enough to breath and below -60 freezing cold. Spend money on earth

    • Veritates Educational
      Veritates Educational

      You are clueless...

    • dragonhalo89


  • Ashok Kumar
    Ashok Kumar

    who is here after ingenuity flight test

  • I'm 4real
    I'm 4real

    What does NASA mean? Hebrew

    • Mudkip909

      @I'm 4real oh I was mistaken, it does, according to google translate. I typed Nasa, and it said “did you mean נסה” so I pressed it and it said Try

    • I'm 4real
      I'm 4real

      @Mudkip909, I didn't say in Yiddish, I mean true Hebrew...?

    • Mudkip909

      It doesn’t actually have a Hebrew meaning

  • Creep_TDM

    Don't forget that this is the first HD video on Mars.

  • Weezer Mungo
    Weezer Mungo

    While all t his is incredible....The lander is on the verge of shutdown due to "dust" on it's power generating solar panels........Scientist are the smartest people in the world....but cannot see the forest for the trees....!

    • Weezer Mungo
      Weezer Mungo

      @William Hutton Assumptions...Hmmmm....It does not really matter what finished what....Dust shutting down a multibillion dollar taxpayer funded piece of technology...Laughable...Then why are they concerned ...HuH

    • William Hutton
      William Hutton

      i'm assuming you're taking about insight, which completed its primary mission already


      It's not powered by solar panels lol, tf

  • Bindu Ajith
    Bindu Ajith

    Wow Amazing

  • Rikdownunda

    Not enough atmosphere for a drone but parachutes work well. lol

    • threegon

      Enough for both

  • Jason S
    Jason S

    Awesome stuff, yet if we really want to learn the history of mars. Do what we do and dig in, not just core samples.

  • Constantine Ajay
    Constantine Ajay

    NASA is just on a whole new level!!!


    How tf does it’s every day bro have more views then this

    • Mudkip909

      Jake Paul hacking Maybe???? Sus😳😳😳😳😳 xd

  • Earlbkv

    Лайкните чтобы думали что я что-то умное написал

  • Nirbhay Raghav
    Nirbhay Raghav

    Don't forget the 16 mins delay

  • Broken teletooby
    Broken teletooby

    That quality tho

  • TacoShark Gaming
    TacoShark Gaming

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

  • ghost_ gamer
    ghost_ gamer

    wich time a astrnout gona put his first food print on mars nasa

    • ghost_ gamer
      ghost_ gamer

      @BadWitch00 cool i ddint know that

    • BadWitch00

      Yeah, gotta leave some potato prints out there soon.

  • Curious Traveler
    Curious Traveler

    I find myself watching this video almost everyday.

  • Miranda Rogers
    Miranda Rogers

    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:

    • Jake McKee
      Jake McKee

      @SpoonFullOfSalt bot

    • SpoonFullOfSalt

      man what does that gotta do with this

  • Tim lane
    Tim lane

    2 Skycrane deployments 2 Skycrane success's.

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  • Bionic_ slothe.x
    Bionic_ slothe.x

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

  • Jordon Armstrong
    Jordon Armstrong

    Why are the red lines on the parachute word coded

    • Jake McKee
      Jake McKee

      @Ruben Davies ah, ok thanks

    • Ruben Davies
      Ruben Davies

      @Jake McKee it spells out "Dare Mighty Things"

    • Jake McKee
      Jake McKee

      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

  • Kimchi Koalaa
    Kimchi Koalaa

    1903: first sustained and controlled flight in kittyhawk 2021: freaking autonomous helicopter on mars

    • Mudkip909

      2069: autonomous landing on the sun

  • Bhanuka Ranadewa
    Bhanuka Ranadewa

    what a joke...LOL



  • Munny Reol
    Munny Reol


  • Ben Kang
    Ben Kang

    is the reaction and footage syncronized? cause signal takes several minutes from mars to earth

    • Ruben Davies
      Ruben Davies

      This video is synced with the mission control readouts that happened days before these videos were downlinked.

    • Jake McKee
      Jake McKee


  • Steven Voynow
    Steven Voynow

    Righteous! This vid makes one so proud to be an American; unlike the bogus President representing our country currently.

    • Jake McKee
      Jake McKee

      Please, no politics.

  • Rob de Leon
    Rob de Leon

    I get goosebumps every time I watch this....even now

  • merle atma
    merle atma

    RT see thus.

  • 7668587 0
    7668587 0


  • Kruger Katapilers
    Kruger Katapilers

    They take people for fools! This is not Mars,but a studio !


      @threegon not just a planet but a while universe 🤯

    • threegon

      Nasa is so sneaky, they built an entire planet in secret 🤯

    • SpoonFullOfSalt

      I’ll send you a postcard when I get there.

    • Waa Mwaa
      Waa Mwaa

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

  • Yu Tub
    Yu Tub

    First Curiosity and then Perseverance. Just amazing!

    • TimePro

      Curiosity and Perseverance will continue legacy of Spirit and Opportunity. They will not be forgotten.

    • Veritates Educational
      Veritates Educational

      @Yu Tub Sorry, I got used to idiots in the comment section.

    • Yu Tub
      Yu Tub

      @Veritates Educational never said anything about it being the first rover...

    • Veritates Educational
      Veritates Educational

      Curiosity wasn’t first, but it was the first rover landed via sky crane.

  • min

    that's so amazing

  • Yuenner Martins
    Yuenner Martins

    Muito emocionante


    They should donate their money to poor people instead!!😇

    • Mudkip909

      It’s nasa not napsa

    • E. Rose
      E. Rose

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

  • John21


  • Kruger Katapilers
    Kruger Katapilers

    this is the layout ..Ha ha ha ha

    • Jake McKee
      Jake McKee


  • Michael David
    Michael David

    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?

    • William Hutton
      William Hutton

      if the camera was supposed to be pointed at the sun, it would have appeared smaller, but the glare from the sun caused it to appear larger

    • Joshua Creasey
      Joshua Creasey

      That's the glare that makes it seem big

    • samurai dog
      samurai dog

      @Michael David ok flerfer

    • Michael David
      Michael David

      @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.

    • Mark Brummett
      Mark Brummett

      "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.

  • thesun collective147
    thesun collective147

    Wow that was amazing...From the radio to this...Very exciting


    Dozens of times I watch this video and I never hope for it

  • LukzTime

    Now lets make theories about the rover.

  • Agnos Maloy
    Agnos Maloy

    Мурашки по коже! Молодцы!

  • Don-Noppadon


  • Dennis Harper
    Dennis Harper

    No word on Doge?

  • Gabriel Giovanni
    Gabriel Giovanni

    History making!!!

  • MaQuGo119

    3:19 She single? I want greencard.

    • SpoonFullOfSalt

      man stop

  • KytZu

    Playing music n mars would sound like they're always out of tune lol

  • bruno sapee
    bruno sapee

    Que pire loco

  • Wayne Ford
    Wayne Ford

    The standing heron importantly satisfy because nation tentatively saw above a sparkling inventory. fresh, dapper sun

  • -富軍傑-富軍傑

    Вот это вот крупное такое нахлебалово ! Вы хоть поняли что это было ?

  • WickedWordzz

    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!!!!

  • Patrick

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

    • Mudkip909

      It has an atmosphere. Drones do not need oxygen, jet engines do.

    • SpoonFullOfSalt

      @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

    • Cyclo the great
      Cyclo the great

      Mars has an atmosphere, it is full of Carbon Dioxide

    • E. Rose
      E. Rose

      @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.

    • Patrick

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

  • The squad
    The squad

    Yeah I live dpace

  • superjaykramer


    • Mudkip909


    • SpoonFullOfSalt


    • Panzer0fTheLake


  • superjaykramer


    • SpoonFullOfSalt


    • Panzer0fTheLake


  • superjaykramer


    • Panzer0fTheLake


  • superjaykramer

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

    • Hritaksh Tripathi
      Hritaksh Tripathi

      Ur mom

    • Mudkip909

      0:00 to 3:15

    • SpoonFullOfSalt

      in front of you?

    • Panzer0fTheLake


  • D C
    D C

    Imagine people believe this garbage

    • SpoonFullOfSalt

      how many chromosomes do you have?

    • Hanab1

      The like to dislike ratio sure says something

    • Craxo

      Your conspiracy theories don't make you special

    • Panzer0fTheLake

      my very being on this earth depends on the belief that this is sarcasm

  • Pallav Tripathi
    Pallav Tripathi

    many congratulations to NASA and scientists

  • Jace Alfante
    Jace Alfante

    The rover should have brought a seed and planted it..

    • SpoonFullOfSalt

      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.

    • Panzer0fTheLake

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

  • Tommie Smith
    Tommie Smith

    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


    Did we not go to the moon few years ago? And already we are at Mars......

    • SpoonFullOfSalt

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

  • nashvillan76

    NASA and its people are awesome!

  • Jordan Michael
    Jordan Michael

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

  • tylko pytam
    tylko pytam

    Why there was a touch down video from 3 cameras but not a single video from surface of Mars?

    • Nates

      Why were there no aliens, augh so disappointing

    • Panzer0fTheLake

      can't tell if this is sarcasm

  • بهزاد تنکابنی
    بهزاد تنکابنی

    بهترین در یوتیوب

  • Wanees Ali
    Wanees Ali

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

  • Where Nerdy is Cool!
    Where Nerdy is Cool!

    Hang in there, Mark Watney, we're coming for you!! :)


    6.7 dislikes are flat earthers

  • ItsRibbit


  • liая вОу
    liая вОу

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

    • Panzer0fTheLake


    • Idk

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