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OffbeatNASA says it has landed a spacecraft on Mars

22:05  26 november  2018
22:05  26 november  2018 Source:   msn.com

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A NASA spacecraft designed to burrow beneath the surface of Mars landed on the red planet Monday after a six-month, 300-million-mile (482-million-kilometer) An engineer smiles next to an image of Mars sent from the InSight lander shortly after it landed on Mars in the mission support area of the

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NASA says it has landed a spacecraft on Mars© The Associated Press FILE - This image made available by NASA shows the planet Mars. This composite photo was created from over 100 images of Mars taken by Viking Orbiters in the 1970s. In our solar system family, Mars is Earth’s next-of-kin, the next-door relative that has captivated humans for millennia. The attraction is sure to grow on Monday, Nov. 26 with the arrival of a NASA lander named InSight. (NASA via AP, File)

UPDATE: CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA says it has landed a spacecraft on Mars to explore the planet's interior.


EARLIER: CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The Latest on the landing attempt by NASA's InSight spacecraft at Mars (all times local):

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The InSight lander, NASA ’s latest foray to the red planet, has landed . Cheers erupted on Monday at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif He showed a picture of Mars taken by one of the MarCO satellites shortly after the InSight landing as it sped away from Mars . “This image is really our

2:47 p.m.

A NASA spacecraft is making a perilous supersonic descent through the atmosphere of Mars, following a six-month journey.

Flight controllers announced that the robotic geologist, InSight, entered the Martian atmosphere Monday afternoon. It should take about six minutes for InSight to get to the surface and land, slowed by a parachute and descent engines.

Updates are coming in via radio signals that take more than eight minutes to cross the nearly 100 million miles (160 million kilometers) between Mars and Earth. The news is being relayed by a pair of mini satellites that have been following InSight since their May launch.

It is NASA's ninth attempt to land at Mars since the 1976 Vikings. Only one failed.

NASA last landed on Mars in 2012 with the Curiosity rover.

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NASA says it has landed a spacecraft on Mars to explore the planet's interior. Updated 04:39, 30-Nov-2018. CGTN.

" Landing on Mars is one of the hardest single jobs that people have to do in planetary exploration," noted InSight's lead scientist, Bruce Banerdt. No other country has managed to set and operate a spacecraft on the dusty red surface. InSight could hand NASA its eighth win. It 's shooting for Elysium

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A NASA spacecraft is just a few hours away from landing on Mars.

The InSight lander is aiming for a Monday afternoon touchdown on what scientists and engineers hope will be a flat plain.

Everyone involved in the $1 billion international mission is understandably nervous. They say they've had trouble sleeping, and their stomachs are churning.

It's risky business to descend through the Martian atmosphere and land, even for the U.S., the only country to pull it off. It would be NASA's eighth landing on Mars.

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A NASA spacecraft's six-month journey to Mars is nearing its dramatic grand finale.

The InSight lander aimed for a touchdown Monday afternoon, as anxiety built among those involved in the $1 billion international effort.

InSight's perilous descent through the Martian atmosphere has stomachs churning and nerves stretched to the max. Although an old pro at this, NASA hasn't attempted a landing at Mars for six years.

The robotic geologist — designed to explore Mars' mysterious insides — must go from 12,300 mph (19,800 kph) to zero in six minutes flat as it pierces the Martian atmosphere, pops out a parachute, fires its descent engines and lands on three legs.

It's aiming for flat red plains, hopefully low on rocks.

Earth's overall success rate at Mars is 40 percent.

Anxiety at NASA as Mars InSight spacecraft nears Red Planet.
Seven years of work and a journey of nearly seven months were about to be capped by almost seven minutes of terror as NASA ticked off the final hours to the high-drama landing of its $993 million Mars InSight spacecraft on Monday. Mars InSight's goal is to listen for quakes and tremors as a way to unveil the Red Planet's inner mysteries, how it formed billions of years ago and, by extension, how other rocky planets like Earth took shape. The unmanned spacecraft is NASA's first to attempt to touch down on Earth's neighboring planet since the Curiosity rover arrived in 2012.

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