It has been awhile since we have sat down in entrance of the TV to look at an excellent 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 anticipated to occur round midday PT, and we’ll be broadcasting NASA’s protection of the landing reside 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 Might 5, and if it is profitable, it is going to be NASA’s first spacecraft to land on Mars since Curiosity in 2012. NASA says its mission is to check 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, but it surely has to attend slightly 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 House Company. 

For every part you’ll want to know on easy methods 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 undertaking of Roscosmos and the ESA. 
Replace, Nov. 21, 11:23 a.m. PT: Provides CNET livestream of Monday’s occasion. 

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