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Watch the Dramatic Mars Rover Landing in High-Definition Video

NASA’s newest mechanical wonder sports a whopping 25 cameras, including the first-ever video of an arrival on the Red Planet. 

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This Is the NASA Rover Landing on Mars in HD
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The successful Mars landing of the rover Perseverance on Feb. 18 provides the U.S. with the chance to accomplish several firsts: a drone helicopter flight on another planet, access to an ancient river delta that may yield microbial fossils, and the most exciting feat of all for the Internet Age: high-definition video of touchdown on another planet.

That third one is now a reality, after the National Aeronautics and Space Administration released the stunning video Monday following a big social media buildup over the weekend.

NASA Video: Perseverance Rover’s Descent and Touchdown on Mars