On Monday, NASA unveiled the breathtaking footage of the Perseverance rover landing on Mars.
More than any other Mars mission before it, this one was loaded with cameras to offer a front-row seat to landing on another planet.
The resulting video should give any fan of sci-fi movies a little déjà vu. Except this is all real.
Aided by an onboard computer and A.I., Perseverance looks for a suitable landing location. The rover is set to spend 687 days on Mars, the equivalent of one Martian year, hunting for clues of ancient microbial life.
Of course, the cameras aren't critical to the mission of the Perseverance rover, which is to look for signs of ancient life on the red planet.
"The mission could still be 100% successful if our camera system didn't work."
— Dave Gruel, Perseverance EDL camera lead at NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab