Nasa additionally launched the primary video of the touchdown of the rover on the Purple Planet.
A microphone didn’t work in the course of the descent however the rover was capable of seize audio as soon as it landed on Mars.
Nasa engineers performed a brief audio clip of what they mentioned was a wind gust on the floor.
The video clip, lasting three minutes and 25 seconds, confirmed the deployment of the parachute and the rover’s landing on the floor of Mars in a cloud of mud.
“These are actually wonderful movies,” Michael Watkins, director of Nasa’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, mentioned at a briefing for reporters. “That is the primary time we have ever been capable of seize an occasion just like the touchdown on Mars.”
Jessica Samuels, Perseverance’s floor mission supervisor, mentioned the rover was working as anticipated to date.
“I’m comfortable to report that Perseverance is wholesome,” Samuels mentioned.