NASA’S MARS INSIGHT LANDS ON A NEW MISSION TO TAKE THE PULSE OF THE RED PLANET
The Mars InSight lander, which blasted off in May, touched down early on Tuesday morning AEDT.
Its landing was not quite as nail-biting as Curiosity’s, but it still carried an element of risk, said the mission’s deputy lead, Sue Smrekar, of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
When it works, it looks smooth and easy — like a piece of cake — but in fact at least a third of missions that have been sent to Mars have failed,” Dr Smrekar said
Source: ABC Science
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