Science rover Curiosity has sent back new pictures from Mars.
The £2.5 billion mission to land a spacecraft on Mars was led by Dr John Bridges from the University of Leicester.
The six wheeled robot landed three days ago, and will undertake two years of scientific work, to try to find clues as to whether there could be life on the Red Planet.
Footage of the Curiosity NASA's Curiosity rover's descent to the surface of the red planet captured by its Mars Descent Imager has been tweeted from its twitter account.
Dr John Bridges from the University of Leicester is leading a team of scientists working on the project.
The largest and most advanced spacecraft ever sent to another planet has landed safely on Mars ... and a scientist from the Midlands is playing a major part in the success of the mission.
Dr John Bridges from the University of Leicester is leading a team of scientists working on the project named "Mars Curiosity". Gareth Owen reports.
Anu Ojha, from the National Space Academy in Leicester, said today's landing on Mars was the 'culmination of decades of work'.
It's hoped the rover will transform our understanding of the so-called Red Planet.
NASA staff celebrate the moment Curiosity touches down on Mars.
Pictures from NASA.
The President of the United States has thanked NASA for landing a spacecraft on Mars.
The project has been led by scientist Dr John Bridges, from the University of Leicester.
– Barack Obama
"Tonight, on the planet Mars, the United States of America made history. I congratulate and thank all the men and women of NASA who made this remarkable accomplishment a reality."
A spacecraft, designed by a team led by a Leicester University scientist, has landed. The one ton "Curiosity" will try and find out if life has ever existed on the Red Planet by examining a crater that may once have been filled with water.
The University of Leicester is involved in a NASA project which is hoping to land a spacecraft on Mars. Dr John Bridges from the University's Space Research Centre is leading a team which is expecting to land a space rover on the planet this Friday.
The University of Leicester is involved in a NASA project which is hoping to land a spacecraft on Mars.
Dr John Bridges from the University's Space Research Centre is leading the team that expect to land a space rover on the planet next Monday, and describes it as one of the most important space missions ever,