A Computer Glitch Likely Crashed A Robot On Mars
A technical error is believed to have caused the lander's parachute to separate about a minute too early.By Ryan Biek | October 26, 2016
A computer error seems to have made the lander's parachute separate about a minute too early. The computer thought the lander was pretty close to the ground, not more than a mile above it. So boosters weren't fired long enough to help the lander slow down.