The Red Planet has taunted mankind for centuries and now finally in the 21st Century NASA are planning to land a robot onto the surface, but it is not as easy as it sounds because there are so many things that can go wrong before the landing even takes place. NASA explains in this cool animated video, the options available to them and what the difference is between the three landing plans. We like the one that uses the retro rockets the best.
This is how NASA says they would land a space craft onto the surface of the Red Planet, well one of the three;
Getting a spacecraft to Mars is one thing; getting it safely to the ground is a whole other challenge! This 60-second video from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory explains three ways to land on the surface of the Red Planet.