Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator of the Directorate of Scientific Missions headquarters & # 39; National Administration & # 39; Aeronautics and Space (NASA) in & # 39; Washington, said he "came to Mars hard. It requires skill, attention and years of & # 39; preparation."
Insight, the first mission to study the deep interior & # 39; Mars, took off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in & # 39; Central & # 39; California, on 5 & # 39; May.
It is estimated the peak & # 39; the Martian atmosphere at & # 39; 19,800 kilometers per hour and reduce its speed to eight kilometers per hour, before its three legs in contact with soil red -pjaneta.
Lori Glaze, interim director of the Planetary Science Division at the general headquarters of the Nation, said that once the space has established itself on the "red planet" and its instruments have been deployed, will begin collecting valuable information on the structure of & # 39; the interior deep & # 39; this, which helps to understand the formation and evolution of planets of all rock.