It has been awhile since we have sat down in entrance of the TV to look at a great ol’ Mars touchdown.

However clear your calendar, as a result of NASA will broadcast its InSight Mars Lander touching down on the Pink Planet on Monday, Nov. 26 on NASA Tv and its web site, in addition to Twitter and Fb. The touchdown is predicted to occur round midday PT, and we’ll be broadcasting NASA’s protection of the landing stay above beginning at 11 a.m. PT. 

The final time NASA broadcast a touchdown was six years in the past, and it made for thrilling viewing: the Curiosity rover executed a dramatic plunge to the floor.

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InSight launched Could 5, and if it is profitable, will probably be NASA’s first spacecraft to land on Mars since Curiosity in 2012. NASA says its mission is to review the “deep inside” of Mars. Its information will “assist scientists perceive the formation of all rocky worlds, together with our personal,” the house company mentioned.

One other craft set for Mars is the ExoMars rover, nevertheless it has to attend somewhat longer. That spacecraft is slated to the touch down in 2020. Its mission: seek for indicators of life. The ExoMars program is a collaboration between Russian house company Roscosmos and the European Area Company. 

For all the pieces it’s essential know on the best way to watch how InSight goes on Nov. 26, head right here.

First printed, Nov. 13, 4:58 p.m. PT. 
Clarification, Nov. 15, 3:32 p.m. PT: Signifies ExoMars is a joint challenge of Roscosmos and the ESA. 
Replace, Nov. 21, 11:23 a.m. PT: Provides CNET livestream of Monday’s occasion.