CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. | Planet Earth working on 3 Mars landers to follow InSight

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. | Planet Earth working on 3 Mars landers to follow InSight

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — As Mars’ newest resident settles in, Planet Earth is working on three more landers and at least two orbiters to join the scientific Martian brigade.

NASA’s InSight spacecraft touched down on the sweeping, red equatorial plains Monday, less than 400 miles (640 kilometers) from Curiosity, the only other working robot on Mars.

That’s about the distance from San Francisco to Pasadena, California, home to Mission Control for Mars.

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