NASA’s InSight Spacecraft Lands Safely on Mars



Jubilant NASA engineers cheered Monday as the $828 million InSight lander signaled a safe landing on Mars, where it will take the pulse of the Red Planet by monitoring seismic waves from quakes and meteor strikes.

A dust-speckled image of the Martian plain, blurred by a lens cap, transmitted from the spacecraft was the first direct indication that it had touched down successfully. As a safety measure, two tiny experimental CubeSat spacecraft called MarCO that followed InSight to Mars also relayed its landing data to Earth.



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