Green day have gone from "Basket Case" to the case of space … in a way.
NASA's Insight Lander, which officially landed on the "Red Planet" of Mars after traveling through space since May 5, carries a plug with the Green Day Since 1986 recorder that led the legendary rockers to declare on Twitter that " It came "officially on Mars." A photo of the chip can be seen below.
"Today, we landed successfully on Mars for the eighth time in human history," said Jim Bridenstine, NASA administrator (via CNN). "InSight will study the interior of Mars and teach us valuable science as we prepare to send astronauts to the Moon and then Mars. This achievement represents the ingenuity of America and our international partners, and serves as a testament to the dedication and perseverance of our The best of NASA is yet to come, and it's coming soon. "
InSight Lander will spend two years on the surface of the planet collecting data after its journey of 301,223,981 miles through the cosmos. The lander also sent an image of Mars back to NASA as seen below.