NASA's Mars-bound InSight spacecraft is on track for a soft touchdown on the surface of the Red Planet on November 26, the United States space agency said.
Once NASA has made sure that InSight is in its optimal health, the space agency will make an attempt to land at about noon on Monday, Pacific Time. "It takes skill, focus and years of preparation", said Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator for the Science Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters here. The Red Planet probe is a joint US-European mission and has been £1 billion in the making. After six months zooming through space, the InSight lander will make its way to the Martian surface in just six minutes.
"There's a reason engineers call landing on Mars "seven minutes of terror", Rob Grover, InSight's entry, descent and landing (EDL) lead, based at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, has said in a statement.
Launched on May 5, Mars Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) lander marks NASA's first Mars landing since the Curiosity rover in 2012.
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