NASA released video, Monday, February 22, captured by the Mars rover Perseverance of its landing on the surface of Mars last week.
READ MORE: NASA released the first high-quality video Monday of a spacecraft landing on Mars, a three-minute trailer showing the enormous orange and white parachute hurtling open and the red dust kicking up as rocket engines lowered the rover to the surface.
The quality was so good — and the images so breathtaking — that members of the rover team said they felt like they were riding along.
"It gives me goose bumps every time I see it, just amazing," said Dave Gruel, head of the entry and descent camera team.
The Perseverance rover landed last Thursday near an ancient river delta in Jezero Crater to search for signs of ancient microscopic life. After spending the weekend binge-watching the descent and landing video, the team at Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, shared the video at a news conference.