"Touchdown confirmed!": the two words at mission control as Perseverance lands on Mars

"Touchdown confirmed!" - Perseverance lands on Mars

NASA said Thursday that the Perseverance rover has touched down on the surface of Mars after successfully overcoming a risky landing phase known as the "seven minutes of terror." 

"Touchdown confirmed," said operations lead Swati Mohan as mission control at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory headquarters erupted in cheers.