'Hear That?': NASA Releases Audio of Rover Driving Over Martian Surface

A sound recording of NASA’s Perseverance rover traveling across the surface of Mars on March 7 was released on March 17.

NASA said more than 16 minutes of sound from the rover’s 90-foot drive on March 7 were recorded.

They said a microphone had been “added to the rover to help take the public along for the ride during touchdown, but mission members have been eager to hear the sounds from the surface, too.”

A separate microphone on the rover previously captured the “the faint sounds of Martian wind” shortly after landing. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech via Storyful