Transcript for NASA reveals video of dramatic Mars landing
Now to the historic images beamed back from Mars. For the first time it shows an aircraft actually landing on the red planet. Will reeve joins us with more images from the rover perseverance. Good morning, will. Reporter: Good morning, robin. This video is extraordinary. For what it shows and for what it represents, a new phase in a long journey. Navigation has confirmed that the parachute has deployed. Reporter: After traveling nearly 300 million miles from Earth, it came down to a nail-biting seven-minute descent from chute deployed to landing. Once the heat shield drops five cameras and radar get the first glimpses of the surface. The red planet's massive craters visible below. We are currently performing the divert maneuver. Reporter: The rover now just 20 meters from the ground, mounds of red dust plumes kicked up. The flash and the rover detached from the parachute. Perseverance safely on the surface of Mars. Reporter: In a final speed around 2 miles per hour the moment the Mars 2020 team had been waiting for and then listen to this. Perseverance sending back these first ever recordings of the howling winds on the surface of the red planet. Perseverance or Percy as she's known to the mission team will now continue to go through her checklist of things to do on Mars. One, gig, unique unprecedented item coming, the launch of ingenuity, a drone-like helicopter attached to the rover that will give us an even better view of Mars down here on Earth. Guys. Exciting to see what they'll
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