Green day have gone from "Basket Case" to Space Case … sort of.
Insight Lander, of NASA, who officially arrived on the "red planet" of Mars after traveling in space since May 5, carries a chip bearing the engraving "Green Day Since 1986", which prompted the Legendary punk rockers to declare on Twitter that they've "officially landed on Mars." A photo of the chip can be seen below.
"Today, we have landed on Mars for the eighth time in the history of humanity," said Jim Bridenstine, NASA Administrator (via CNN). "InSight will study the interior of Mars and teach us valuable scientific knowledge as we prepare to send astronauts to the moon and then to Mars.This achievement represents the ingenuity of America and our international partners of the perseverance determination of our team.The best of NASA is coming, and it will arrive soon. "
InSight (inland exploration using seismic surveys, geodesy and heat transport) Lander will spend two years on the surface of the planet collecting data as a result of his 301,223,981 mile trip in the cosmos. The LG also sent a photo of Mars to NASA, as shown below.