Today Nov. 26th – NASA Joy and Cheers As InSIGHT Lands On Mars! See updated report.

InSIGHT landed safely on Mars today, November 26, 2018, near 2:54 PM Eastern! It's the first lander to be able to dig at least 16 feet down into the Martian red soil and will have a seismometer to measure quake activity on the mysterious red planet! NASA image illustration of how InSIGHT looks like now on the flat plain of Elysium Planitia!
InSIGHT landed safely on Mars today, November 26, 2018, near 2:54 PM Eastern!  It's the first lander to be able to dig at least 16 feet down into the Martian red soil and will have a seismometer to measure quake activity on the mysterious red planet! NASA image illustration of how InSIGHT looks like now on the flat plain of Elysium Planitia.

Update - 

“There’s a reason engineers call landing on Mars ‘seven minutes of terror.' We can’t joystick the landing, so we have to rely on the commands we pre-program into the spacecraft."

— Rob Grover, Lead for InSIGHT’s entry, descent and landing (EDL),  NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA

“Previous missions haven't gone more than skin-deep at Mars. InSIGHT scientists can’t wait to explore the deeper heart of Mars.”

— Sue Smrekar, InSIGHT Mission Deputy Principal Investigator, Jet Propulsion Lab, Pasadena, CA

 

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