The Mars Lander Filmed From The Lander POV

by Daniel Russ on August 24, 2012

 

Mars Lander

Mars Lander

 

This is what is happening parsed out in seconds of time elapsed on the video. The video is played at 3X normal speed. Before video starts – parachute  0:00 -Heat shield separation 0:21 – Heat shield impacts surface (bottom left) 0:25 – Parachute separation and then the lander makes a rocket-powered descent 0:34 –

The Rocket slows the Skycrane and stays in a stationary hover, this while wheels deploy.

Then the Skycrane descends at 0:40.

Then touchdown.

 

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