CAPE CANAVERAL, A NASA spacecraft designed to land on the inside of the Fla – Mars, was designed to land the planet after a dangerous and supersonic plunge into the red sky. In the future, a screaming cry among the scientists waiting for the white-knitted pose for approval. 100 million miles in space.
NASA's flight controllers in the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena screamed, danced and hugged their chairs when they learned that InSight had arrived to Mars at the cemetery for earlier missions.
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Due to the distance between Earth and Mars, the six-month, 300-million-mile (482 million-kilometer) trip took eight minutes to approve a pair of small satellites following InSight during the journey.
Not only did the two satellites communicate the good news in real time, they also sent InSight back to InSight's first snapshot just 4 minutes after landing.
The picture was polluted as the dust coating was still on the land camera, but at first glance the lands looked soft and sandy with almost one single rock, which the scientists thought they had hoped for. Better photos are expected in the days ahead.
NASA – in fact, the eighth successful descent of humanity – Mars on the 1976 Viking probes and the first in six years. NASA's curious traveler in 2012 still continues on Mars.
I Perfect ”announced the chief engineer of the JPL, Rob Manning. Edi This is what we really hope and dream about in our eyes, “he added. ”Sometimes things work in your favor.“
Br It's an incredible day for our country, “said NASA Manager Jim Bridenstine, who led the first Mars landing as the boss of the spaceship.
As part of the $ 1 billion international mission, InSight has a German-led mechanical mole that will go down 16 meters (5 meters) to measure the planet's internal temperature. In Mars, nothing went deeper than a few inches. Lander also has a French seismometer to measure earthquakes, if any, in our smaller, geologically quiet neighborhood.
Another experiment will calculate Mars's wobble to reveal the makeup of the planet's core.
. Even in the months and years to come, history books will be rewritten about the interior of Mars, yaz said director of JPL Michael Watkins.
Many US spacecraft, launched by the US, Russia and other countries in the region, have been lost or destroyed for many years with only a 40% success rate, not counting InSight.
Using a parachute and brake engines to achieve the speed of InSight from the speed of 12,300 miles (19,800 km / h), this time, NASA went through the old, simple approach, about 77 miles (114 kilometers), 5 mph (8 km / h) on the touchdown. The danger was that the spacecraft could burn or return in the atmosphere.
The three-legged InSight is located on the west side of the Elysium Planitia, the flatland NASA targets. Project manager Tom Hoffman says the spacecraft is approaching the bull's eye, but NASA has not yet had the final calculations.
From the first photo, it was hard to tell if there were any slopes nearby, but hoped that the flat was a smooth ç parking yama.
The museums, planetariums and libraries in the USA have organized cruise parties to monitor the events that occurred in the JPL. The NASA TV coverage was shown on the crowded display in New York's Times Square, where crowds gathered under umbrellas in the rain.
The 800-pound (360 kilograms) InSight is fixed and will run from the same point for the duration of a Mars year over the next two years. His first job was to get a quick look. The next task was opening the solar panels. NASA wanted to wait 16 minutes for the dust to settle before trying it; Monday night was waiting for news about how this happened.
The instruments will take months to adjust and fine tune. Leading scientist Bruce Banerdt said he doesn't expect to get a steady stream of data by the end of next spring and can actually take all the work out of it.
"It will be great. I can't wait to start seeing Hoffman, H he said.
Mars' well-preserved interior, according to Banerdt, 4.5 billion years ago after the formation of the Earth understood what it looks like. When the world was seismically active, after Mars was established, tan the bay decided to rest Dünya.
By studying and mapping the interior of Mars, scientists hope to find out why the rocky planets in our solar system are so different and why the Earth has become a paradise for life.
There's still no life detector in InSight. The next task of NASA, the Mars 2020 rover, will travel around the cliffs, which can include evidence of old life.
The question of whether there is life in the wet, watery history of Mars drove NASA from the sun to the back of the fourth rock.