NASA's InSight Mars Lander: Amazing Landing Day Photos!

A Media Presence

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Members of the media — including's Mike Wall (at left in rear) and Tariq Malik (at left in foreground) document the event as the InSight lander prepares to land on Mars' surface.

Mass Celebration

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Throughout Mission Support employees cheer and carouse, celebrating the successful landing of the Mars' InSight lander on the Martian surface

Inspecting First Data

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Following InSight's successful landing, the craft returned an image to Earth. InSight Project Manager Tom Hoffman and NASA JPL team members analyze the data.

Welcome Accolades

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On Nov. 26, 2018, Vice President Mike Pence offers NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine congratulations on the successful landing of the Mars' InSight lander. The $993 million unmanned lander will study the crust, mantle and core of the Red Planet.

Celebrating InSight


NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine speaks after the Nov. 11, 2018 landing of the InSight lander on Mars.

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