The cool, collected play-by-play from one of the mission's leaders has observers around the world taking notice.
Meet Swati Mohan, the Star Behind Perseverance's Mars Landing
While Americans — and the world — were captivated by the successful landing of the Perseverance rover on Mars, particular attention was being paid to Swati Mohan. The Indian-American scientist, engineer and NASA veteran played a key role in Thursday's touchdown as the space agency's guidance and control operation lead. Read on to learn more about Mohan why her role has many celebrating #Mars2020 not only for its history-making but diversity.