NASA’s InSight spacecraft has blazed through the Martian atmosphere and  set a lander gently on the surface of the Red Planet.

InSight’s entry, descent and landing (EDL) team, based at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, along with another part of the team at Lockheed Martin Space in Denver, have pre-programmed the spacecraft to perform a specific sequence of activities to make this possible.

The first picture of one of the two onboard camera’s was received after some minutes, showing the spacecraft in good health.

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