InSight has landed! We watched the NASA live stream that was broadcast from the control room in Pasadena California and the energy was infectious as reports came in that the craft had successfully landed on the Mars surface. The first transmitted picture was shown with lenses covered in dust and the beautiful blue mars sky in the background. This is a truly exciting event, and the data that will come out of this will be vital to our future of exploring Mars.
This effort was a collaboration of nations and space programs, all putting in the effort towards making this possible. The logistics that went into this project is unfathomable, and we congratulate NASA and every nation involved in the process for this achievement.