November 26, 2018 07:17 PM
After to be updated on November 26, 2018 7:46 PM
The InSight space module, NASA's first mission to study Mars inside, has successfully landed on the red planet surface on Monday.
NASA's Propulsion Laboratory control room was passed in Pasadena (California, United States) Monday at 11:53 am, local time, the signal that InSight had landed on Mars.
"I'll feel you, Mars, and soon, I know your heart, with this cleanup safe, I'm here, I'll be home," he said in his Twitter profile official, the InSight module, broadcast live and through this social network. a tour of Earth since May.
NASA scientists and technicians responded to in the control room at Pasadena with great joy, complimentary and complimentary news to the news that InSight is expected to have come to the space and space collection.
NASA also received the first picture sent by Mars by InSight at 11:58 am locally at Pasadena.
InSight led on Monday with a journey of 485 million kilometers, which separates Earth from Mars, which started on May 5 this year when it came off from Vandenberg Air Base in California, USA .
Unlike other previous NASA journeys focusing on Mars's surface or atmosphere, InSight news is that its main purpose is to study inside the planet to learn more about its composition and its evolution.
For this, InSight, among other instruments, has a seismograph and search engine that will measure internal activity and planet temperature, respectively.
In this aspect mechanical excavation will be essential, included in the module, which drills up to about 5 meters deep on the surface of Martian.
InSight has introduced and installed this Monday in an apartment of Mars called Elysium Planitia, where it will conduct its research activity.
In order to succeed successfully, InSight had to overcome NASA's "seven-minute terrorist" calls, an elegant and short period of mission where the module has crossed the Martian bronze atmosphere to 20,000 kilometers per hour to reduce Its speed is approximately five kilometers before it is raised.
InSight has arranged to be active on the Mars for about two years.