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NASA releases first video of Perseverance rover landing on Mars

Updated: 2021-02-23 04:35

The live NASA TV broadcast from inside the Mission Support Area of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory is seen on the One Times Square video board as NASA's Perseverance rover completes its descent towards the surface of Mars, in New York City, US February 18, 2021 in New York City. Picture taken February 18, 2021. [Photo/Agencies]

WASHINGTON - The US space agency NASA on Monday released the first video of the landing of the Perseverance rover on Mars.

The video clip, lasting three minutes and 25 seconds, showed the deployment of the parachute and the rover's touchdown on the surface of the Red Planet.

"These are really amazing videos," said Michael Watkins, director of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. "This is the first time we've ever been able to capture an event like the landing on Mars."


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