This illustration shows InSight's descent towards the Mars surface. Photo: AFP

Nasa’s new Mars spacecraft lands Monday – if it survives perilous ‘six-and-a-half minutes of terror’

  • The lander is the first to reach Mars since 2012, when Nasa’s Curiosity rover touched down to scour the surface
  • Of 43 other international attempts to send orbiters, probes, landers or rovers to Mars, 25 have not made it
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This illustration shows InSight's descent towards the Mars surface. Photo: AFP
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