FLIR Machine Vision Cameras Capture

Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

On February 18th, NASA successfully landed the Perseverance Rover on Mars. This isn’t the first Mars mission, but it was the first time that the entry, descent, and landing of a spacecraft was filmed and broadcasted live for the public to watch and virtually participate in. 6 FLIR machine vision cameras captured the event from multiple angles, documenting all stages of the thrilling touchdown. While only a few minutes long, the footage has already helped engineers evaluate how well their work performed in space, and inspired millions of viewers around the world. 
     
Watch the official video released by NASA of the descent and touchdown (Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech) :