Historic attempt to land a spacecraft on a comet successful

Nov 12, 2014 11:08 AM by Megan McMann

DARMSTADT, Germany (AP) - The European Space Agency says it has succeeded in landing a spacecraft on a comet for the first time in history. The agency says it has received a signal from the 220-pound lander after it touched down on the comet's icy surface. Further checks are needed to determine the condition of the lander. Today's landing on the speeding comet marks the highlight of the decade-long mission to study comets and learn more about their origins.


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