Mars is round and NASA just landed another spacecraft on it.
Spacecraft is due to touch down at 3pm ET on November 26.
The spacecraft will arrive on the Red Planet on November 26.
The original "Pale Blue Dot" is a famous image of Earth taken from a distance of around 3.7 billion miles by the Voyager 1 spacecraft.
"We are doing both the moon and Mars, in tandem, and the missions are supportive of each other."
"It's been 30 years of frustration and 10 years of getting ready to go to Mars."
The lander does use essentially the same shield, but its equipment has been double-checked.
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