NASA’s InSight Mars Lander Pauses Robot Arm Heat Probe Push

InSight's robotic arm.
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
The Mars InSight lander’s mission team has decided to give its 6-ft.-long robot arm a rest from applying pressure into the red planet’s surface. But the mission’s NASA and European partners are not giving up on efforts to tap the Heat Flow and Physical Properties Package (HP3), or “mole,” into the...
Mark Carreau

Mark is based in Houston, where he has written on aerospace for more than 25 years. While at the Houston Chronicle, he was recognized by the Rotary National Award for Space Achievement Foundation in 2006 for his professional contributions to the public understanding of America's space program through news reporting.

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