NASA’s InSight craft lands safely on surface of Mars after ‘seven minutes of terror’

NASA’s InSight craft lands safely on surface of Mars after ‘seven minutes of terror’

NASA’s InSight landed safely on Mars on Monday afternoon, with scientists now hopeful they’ll get a below-the-surface look at the Red Planet.

Shortly before 3 p.m. ET on Monday, scientists at Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, cheered, hugged and traded high-fives as their prized craft safely landed on the Red Planet and started sending back its first images.

via NBC NASA’s InSight craft lands safely on surface of Mars after ‘seven minutes of terror’