After ‘seven minutes of terror,’ NASA’s InSight lander has touched down on Mars

    0
    130

    The lander came in hot — at 12,300 mph — before it slowed to a stop on the surface of a large Martian plain, ending its six-month journey from Earth.

    When NASA’s InSight lander stretched its legs on the Martian surface Monday afternoon shortly before 3 p.m., it was the eighth time in history that NASA successfully landed a probe on the Red Planet, and the first landing since 2012.