Mars InSight: Inside Nasa’s mission control

After a journey of more than 6 months, Nasa’s InSight Lander will make an attempt to land on the surface of the Red Planet.

In the final few minutes of its journey, the spacecraft will have to decelerate – from six times the speed of a bullet – enough to make a safe touchdown on the surface.

Our science correspondent Victoria Gill has been to the centre of operations and found out about an unusual tradition.

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