Watch NASA’s Perseverance Rover lands on Mars

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This artist's concept shows the sky-crane maneuver during the descent of NASA's Curiosity rover to the Martian surface. The Mars mission launching in 2020 would leverage the design of this landing system and other aspects of the Mars Science Laboratory architecture. Credits: NASA/JPL

Join NASA and the world watch an epic journey unfold today, Thursday, Feb. 18 as its Perseverance rover lands on Mars.

To reach the surface of the Red Planet, the rover has to survive the harrowing final phase known as Entry, Descent, and Landing.

After landing, the rover, classified as the biggest, heaviest, cleanest, and most sophisticated six-wheeled robot ever launched into space , will start the search of Jezero Crater for signs of ancient life and collect samples that will eventually be returned to Earth.

Tune in to a live video feed of key landing activities and commentary from Mission Control at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. (courtesy of NASA)

And below is the 360 video coverage of the landing. Enjoy!

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