The robot, which has been on the road for six months, has Danish equipment on board.
Shortly before 10 pm last night, the Nasa robot Perseverance managed to land safely on Mars after being on the road for six months.
471 million kilometers it has traveled in 203 days.
A landing that people all over the world could follow live – albeit with an 11-minute delay.
And quite shortly after landing, the robot’s first images from Mars’ surface then appeared here on Earth.
One of those who followed the landing closely was US President Joe Biden.
Congratulations to Nasa and everyone whose hard work made Perseverance’s historic landing possible. Today he proved once again that with the power of science and American ingenuity, nothing is outside the scope of possibility, he subsequently wrote on Twitter.
Vice President Kamala Harris also congratulated the successful mission.
Today’s historic landing embodies the enduring spirit of our nation. It builds on past achievements and paves the way for future missions, she writes.