Here’s the plan. Will it work? We don’t have too long to wait now, just over two weeks on 26 November 2018 a parachute like we saw tested in last Sunday’s video will be put to the test and InSight will touch down gently or at least gently enough in the Elysium Planitia on the Red Planet.
Let’s not forget the two CubeSats: MarCO-A and MarCO-B (nicknamed “EVE” and “Wall-E” by their engineering team). The two little satellites will demonstrate their communications capabilities while NASA’s InSight spacecraft attempts to land on the Red Planet.