UPDATED at 1:35 PM PT – Mon. Nov. 26, 2018
Another NASA spacecraft is on Mars after engineers successfully land it on Monday after seven months in space.
Engineers at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory had just a small window of time available they nicknamed “seven minutes of terror,” in which they had to slow InSight from 12,000 mph to just five mph.
InSight will stay on Mars permanently to study heat and seismic waves deep below the surface so we can learn more about the Mars’ core.
NASA officials say InSight’s instruments should be up and running in about two or three months.