Sounds of Mars: Touchdown confirmed. We’re safe on Mars!

December 10, 2020
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Allen Chen of the Mars Science Laboratory team confirms the successful touchdown of the Curiosity rover from mission control on Aug. 5, 2012. Chen served as Operations Lead for Curiosity's Entry, Descent and Landing, and leads the landing team for the Perseverance rover.

This audio clip has been adjusted to simulate what it might sound like in the atmosphere of Mars. Scientists on the Perseverance rover team took into account the three key variables of atmospheric temperature, density and chemistry to generate this Mars version.