Watch Live: NASA Lands Perseverance Mars Rover

Landing in less than an hour.

Mission Control Live: NASA Lands Perseverance Mars Rover (clean feed) Watch and listen as signals arrive at Mission Control at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California from the Perseverance rover as it lands on Mars. More Mars 2020 rover and Mars helicopter resources can be found at
Credit: NASA-JPL/Caltech

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Joel O'Bryan
February 18, 2021 12:05 pm
Zig Zag Wanderer
Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
February 18, 2021 4:26 pm

Technically, it’s not ‘live’ anyway, unless you happen to be there. Just sayin…

February 18, 2021 12:06 pm

What’s the time of landing again?

February 18, 2021 12:42 pm

Thank You. Greatly appreciated.

February 18, 2021 1:03 pm

Perseverance is on the surface of Mars and systems are nominal.

Jan de Jong
February 18, 2021 1:04 pm

What we see happening actually happened 15 minutes earlier. As we all know.

Greg S.
Reply to  Jan de Jong
February 18, 2021 1:09 pm

A little over 11 minutes actually.

Doug Huffman
Reply to  Greg S.
February 18, 2021 1:13 pm

Weel, maybe not, depending on TV studio delays due to minimal manning grrrling diversity training. Reading from scripts with an OFWG interpreting.

John MacDonald
February 18, 2021 1:10 pm

Congratulation to NASA and JPL. Looked like a very nominal landing. High fives certainly deserved.

Curious George
Reply to  John MacDonald
February 18, 2021 1:39 pm

Some government projects work. Congratulations, NASA!

February 18, 2021 1:11 pm

Landed successfully, 20:56 GMT

Rory Forbes
February 18, 2021 1:33 pm

Here’s hoping that this success appeals to some sort of consciousness at NASA to encourage them to stick with what they do understand and leave climate to others who understand that.

Joel O'Bryan
Reply to  Rory Forbes
February 18, 2021 1:42 pm

GISS needs to either be disbanded, or its entire leadership reassigned and GISS put back on its original charter to study space weather. James Hansen’s pushing GISS to study Earth’s climate with computer models was criminal and an act of someone more committed to environmental activism than a scientist. He should have been reassigned in 1988 after his Senate testimony was merely a political stunt.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
February 18, 2021 2:19 pm

Agreed, wholeheartedly. There are few of us still around who remember that event well. A lot of fake news and bad science has passed under the bridge since 1988. Right from the beginning the IPCC said:

The climate system is a coupled non-linear chaotic system, and therefore the long-term prediction of future climate states is not possible.

This should have been a heads up that climate was not something that lends itself to government program and future plans. But they insisted on pursuing their modelling with using nonsense statements like the following …

Rather the focus must be upon the prediction of the probability distribution of the system’s future possible states by the generation of ensembles of model solutions.

… thereby justifying the models that can’t produce what science requires, predictions, not projections. This entire goat rodeo has developed from that moment of planned subterfuge in a Senate hearing room. They’ve known all along that it’s bad science but kept doing it regardless.

Pat Frank
Reply to  Rory Forbes
February 18, 2021 4:07 pm

And all the scientific societies, including the APS, have played along. They have passed beyond shameful and entered culpable-negligence-land.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Pat Frank
February 18, 2021 4:15 pm

You’re right, but as I always tell the AGW true believers who insist on trotting out long lists of “Scientific” societies; they don’t actually do any science, but are merely social or political organizations with eyes on FUNDING. Besides, neither appeal to numbers nor appeal to authority are valid arguments. Any single unfalsified argument cancels all of them … and there are hundreds so far.

J Mac
February 18, 2021 1:37 pm

Wahoo! Congratulations to the NASA Perseverence Team on a job well done! Excellent engineering sets the scientists up for further successes.

In the school of planetary exploration, we are mere toddlers learning to walk. But walking leads to running! May our excellent engineering continue to hasten our exploratory footsteps!

February 18, 2021 1:55 pm

Pronunciation for ‘Jezero (=lake)’ crater: ‘J’ is pronounced as ‘Y’ as in Yesterday
or type in google translate ‘Jezero’ select detect language and click on the loudspeaker to hear a reasonable original pronunciation

Reply to  Vuk
February 18, 2021 2:01 pm

Earth-Mars relative positions
click on the right hand SS icon at the bottom middle for inner Solar System real time view

Reply to  Vuk
February 18, 2021 3:08 pm

Think they could use a server upgrade on this site. Probably running on some old Dell server installed in 2005.

February 18, 2021 2:21 pm

The closed captioning was a little wacked. “your death is good”? UHF is good.

Opus the Penguin
February 18, 2021 2:45 pm

Despite taking massive phaser fire from Martian air defense forces and a direct hit from a photon torpedo, launched by China’s Tianmin 1 orbiter, the shields held and the flag of freedom fluters in breeze above the Martian capital of Barsoom.

Doug Huffman
Reply to  Opus the Penguin
February 19, 2021 3:00 am

So the Chinese PLA fired first? Remember that when they accuse the US of damaging / destroying their Jade Gate Rabbit. It’s all part of the PLAndemic.

Jean Parisot
February 18, 2021 3:12 pm

Off to find ‘evidence’ of life, to slow down Elon.

February 18, 2021 5:16 pm

What a wonderful success!

What I want to know is why the descent stage (the thing with the engines which lowered the rover down to the surface, ie the Sky crane) left to an uncontrolled landing on the surface?

I mean those parts were shipped a loooong way and could possibly have been reused in future missions instead of just being literally tossed away.

Reply to  yirgach
February 19, 2021 5:43 pm

I too was wondering about the technicalities of disconnecting the Rover from the sky crane and then avoiding any collision of the two entities.

February 19, 2021 12:36 am

Amazing how excited primates get when they have a successful group outcome.
At the peak of this technical prowess, they still look and sound like a bunch of chimpanzees.

Arms flailing and screeching, like they’ve just killed a rival male intruder.

Reply to  Greg
February 21, 2021 11:46 pm

Say what you will, NASA came through when the chimps were down.

February 19, 2021 1:43 am

How does alarmis NASA justify the ‘carbon’ footprint of that mission? Perhaps Anthony could ask them for a copy of the full accounting of the CO2 damage. After all they must have it at hand given they fully intend offsetting the evil discharge. Wait silly me it’s only us that have to cease emitting . . .

Reply to  Warren
February 19, 2021 8:44 am

By emitting think breathing.

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