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.
Singer-songwriter Will.i.am has made interplanetary history in the first ever planet-to-planet music broadcast.
The Curiosity rover which landed on the surface of Mars on Monday has beamed back its first images of the Red Planet.
A scientist from the University of Leicester has led a $2.5 billion mission to land a spacecraft on Mars.