Congratulations: Nasa's InSight spacecraft lands on Mars

NASA's InSight spacecraft finally made a successful landing on Mars. The spacecraft touched down Mars at 0254 hours after taking a long six-month, 300 million mile (480 million kilometers) journey

Sakshi Chaturvedi
Published on 27 Nov 2018 4:24 AM GMT
Congratulations: Nasas InSight spacecraft lands on Mars
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California: NASA's InSight spacecraft finally made a successful landing on Mars. The spacecraft touched down Mars at 0254 hours after taking a long six-month, 300 million mile (480 million kilometers) journey.

It was a seven journey from designing to launching to landing.

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The $993 million spacecraft is designed to listen the tremors and quake and to unveil Mars inner mysteries.

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InSight is being followed to Mars by two mini-spacecraft comprising NASA’s Mars Cube One (MarCO), the first deep-space mission for CubeSats, which attempt to relay data from InSight as it enters the planet’s atmosphere and lands.

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NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said, "Today, we successfully landed on Mars for the eighth time in human history. InSight will study the interior of Mars and will teach us valuable science as we prepare to send astronauts to the Moon and later to Mars. This accomplishment represents the ingenuity of America and our international partners, and it serves as a testament to the dedication and perseverance of our team. The best of NASA is yet to come, and it is coming soon."

The NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory exploded into celebration as soon as the landing was confirmed. The touchdown was watched around the world and even broadcast live on the Nasdaq Stock Market tower in New York City's Times Square.

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi Chaturvedi

A journalist, presently working as a Sub-Editor at newstrack.com.

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