Perseverance’s mission to Mars – in pictures

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  • Perseverance team members during a post-landing update at Nasa’s jet propulsion laboratory in Pasadena

    Perseverance team members during a post-landing update at Nasa’s jet propulsion laboratory in Pasadena.
  • The team in mission control reacts to confirmation that the spacecraft successfully touched down on Mars

    The team in mission control reacts to confirmation that the spacecraft successfully touched down on Mars.
  • The team studying data on monitors in mission control at Nasa’s jet propulsion laboratory

    The team studying data on monitors in mission control at Nasa’s jet propulsion laboratory.
  • The first images arrive at mission control moments after touchdown

    The first images arrive at mission control moments after touchdown
  • The first images from the Perseverance rover. Mission control cheered when touchdown was confirmed

    The first images from the Perseverance rover
  • The first images from the Perseverance rover

    Mission control cheered when touchdown was confirmed
  • Los Angeles city hall lights up red to celebrate Nasa’s successful landing on Mars

    Los Angeles city hall lights up red to celebrate Nasa’s successful landing on Mars.
  • Monitoring the status of the Nasa deep space network before the Mars rover landing

    Monitoring the status of the Nasa deep space network before the Mars rover landing.
  • A meeting of senior team members at Nasa’s jet propulsion laboratory before the landing on Thursday

    A meeting of senior team members at Nasa’s jet propulsion laboratory before the landing on Thursday.
  • Images show the area where Perseverance Mars rover landed

    Images show the area where Perseverance Mars rover landed
  • The team watch as the first images arrive

    The team watch as the first images arrive
  • The landing is live streamed at Piccadilly Circus in London, UK

    The landing is live streamed at Piccadilly Circus in London, UK.
  • The live stream at Piccadilly Circus

    The live stream at Piccadilly Circus
  • Ian Jones, CEO of Goonhilly Earth Station, and Goonhilly team member Olivia Smedley watch live signals arrive from Nasa’s Perseverance rover as it enters Mars orbit

    Ian Jones, CEO of Goonhilly Earth Station, and Goonhilly team member Olivia Smedley watch live signals arrive from NASA’s Perseverance rover as it enters Mars orbit.
  • A thumbs-up from the French president, Emmanuel Macron, as he watches the landing at the French National Center for Space Studies (CNES) in Paris

    A thumbs-up from the French president, Emmanuel Macron, as watches the landing at the French National Center for Space Studies (CNES) in Paris
  • TV crews set up for live coverage of the landing, next to a model of the rover, at Nasa’s jet propulsion laboratory

    TV crews set up for live coverage of the landing, next to a model of the rover, at Nasa’s jet propulsion laboratory
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