The high-tech craft hit the top of the Martian atmosphere at 13,000mph, and was then slowly lowered by a radical floating ‘sky crane’ before gently arriving in a massive crater.
The news was greeted with cheers and shouts in Nasa’s Pasadena Mission Control, and within seconds the craft had sent back the first pictures of its new home.
The Nasa robot will soon begin beaming high-definition images of the Red Planet’s surface in the next day or two, but we managed to get a sneak peak thanks to the guys at imgur
Originally posted 2016-03-19 20:28:26. Republished by Blog Post Promoter