Landing

1.12.19

China Releases Gorgeous New Footage of the Far Side of the Moon

Chang’e 4 mission leads released landing footage and panoramic pictures on Friday.

11.26.18

NASA Successfully Landed Its Digging Robot on Mars

InSight is the first Mars mission to focus on the red planet’s interior, and will drill a hole five meters into its surface.

9.24.18

These Amazing Photos Show the First Rover Landing on an Asteroid

Hayabusa2 is the first mission to deploy mobile robots onto an asteroid.

6.7.18

A Hailstorm Completely Obliterated This Plane

"Things were flying. Passengers throwing up. Scariest flight of my life," one passenger said.

5.28.15

I Asked a Pilot if a Common Idiot Could Land a Plane in an Emergency

Short answer: maybe, if he or she had plenty of help from air-traffic control and were good at multitasking.

8.23.12

This Is What Landing on Mars Looks Like

The sight of dust billowing as the Curiosity rover touches down delivers an eerie, awed chill.

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7.22.12

Mourning the Moon Men: A Memorandum

The Presidential PR of things in the case of an Apollo XI failure.