Colorado Built InSight Makes it to Mars

NASA successfully landed the InSight spacecraft on the surface of Mars on Monday. The spacecraft was built by Lockheed Martin in Colorado.

It took InSight six months to travel 300 million miles to Mars. Instruments on InSight drill into the a surface of the red planet and give scientists a better understanding of the inner structure of Mars.

Hundreds turned out to watch NASA coverage of the landing at Denver's Museum of  Nature and Science. A huge cheer went up went NASA announced that InSight had successfully landed on Mars.  Another cheer was heard when the spacecraft sent its first picture back to Earth.

InSight is expected to send back pictures and data over the next 26 months, which is  equivalent to one Martian year.


First picture from InSight
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