ESA robotic exploration of Mars has landed. There was a tense wait as ESA determines whether Schiaparelli probe has landed safely as no signal from it has been received so far- and just few minutes ago ESA’s mission control centre as spacecraft operators watched for the signal to return, there is now back-slapping, cheers and applause. The main science mission is ‘go!’. One of the core scientific goals of this Mars mission is the search for evidence of life. Schiaparelli demonstrated the capability of ESA and European industry to perform a controlled landing on the surface of Mars.