Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator of the Scientific Mission Directorate at the headquarters of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in Washington, said that & # 39; getting to Mars was difficult. This requires years of skill, focus and preparation. & # 39;
InSight, the first mission to study the interior of Mars, took off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in central California, on May 5.
It is estimated that it reaches the peak of Mars's atmosphere at 19,800 kilometers per hour and reduces its speed to eight kilometers per hour, before the three legs touch the ground & # 39; red planet & # 39;.
Lori Glaze, acting director of the Planet Science Division at NASA's headquarters, said that once the spacecraft has established itself in & # 39; red planet & # 39; and the instruments have been deployed, it will begin to gather valuable information about this deep inner structure, which will help understand the formation and evolution of all rocky planets.