NASA Reveals New Video, Images, and Sound from the Perseverance Mars Rover

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Front-Row Seat to Landing on Mars
Thrilling footage from our Perseverance rover chronicles major milestones during the final minutes of its entry, descent, and landing on the Red Planet on Feb. 18. Watch as the spacecraft plummeted, parachuted, and rocketed toward the surface of Mars.
Perseverance Rover's Descent and Touchdown on Mars (Official NASA Video)
A microphone on the rover also has provided the first audio recording of sounds from Mars. In a bonus episode of our "Curious Universe" podcast, learn why sound is different on the Red Planet, and hear the mission's first recordings. Listen and subscribe here.
Additionally, a 360-degree panoramic view of Jezero Crater by the Mastcam-Z was transmitted down, providing the highest resolution look at the road ahead. See the high-definition view here.
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This Week in Space
Honoring a “Hidden Figure” – Mary W. Jackson, the first African American female engineer at NASA, began her career with the agency in the segregated West Area Computing Unit of our Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. The mathematician and aerospace engineer went on to lead programs influencing the hiring and promotion of women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics careers. In 2019, she was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal posthumously.
NASA ceremony to name headquarters after Hidden Figure Mary W. Jackson
This week, Acting NASA Administrator Steve Jurczyk led a ceremony officially naming the NASA Headquarters building in Washington in honor of Mary W. Jackson.
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Spacewalk Preview – Three crew members from our Expedition 64 will conduct two spacewalks working in pairs Sunday, Feb. 28, and Friday, March 5, to continue upgrades on the International Space Station. Live coverage of the spacewalks will air on NASA TV, the NASA app, and the agency’s website.
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Future Space – We're giving grants to 16 futuristic space concepts — a lunar levitation track system, light bending lunar power system, method for making soil from asteroid material, and more — that could revolutionize NASA technology and pioneer new missions.
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From Colombia to Mars - Behind the Spacecraft - Perseverance
Meet Diana Trujillo – When she moved to the U.S. from Colombia, engineer Diana Trujillo didn’t speak English. She paid her way through college by cleaning houses, learned English, and now landed her second spacecraft on the surface of Mars.

On Feb. 18, Diana hosted “Juntos Perseveramos,” our first-ever Spanish-language show for a planetary landing, which gave viewers an overview of the Perseverance mission and highlight the role Hispanic NASA professionals have played in it.
Watch Juntos Perseveramos
Image Spotlight
Our Parker Solar Probe captured this stunning view of Venus during its close flyby of the planet in July 2020. The image shows a bright rim around the planet’s edge, thought to be nightglow, and the dark shape of Aphrodite Terra, a highland on Venus' surface.

Credits: NASA/Johns Hopkins APL/Naval Research Laboratory/Guillermo Stenborg and Brendan Gallagher
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