NASA InSight Spacecraft Landing on Mars Will Be Live Streamed

Mindy Sparks
November 16, 2018

However, NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter was able to snap a picture of the rover from space in September. "It will be at 3 p.m. EST meaning 1.30 a.m.in India on November 27". It will represent the first spacecraft to touch down on Mars since the Curiosity rover.

Since its arrival on Mars in January 2004, NASA's Opportunity rover has sent detailed photographs of various features present on the Martian surface.

NASA's spacecraft InSight will land on Mars on November 26, this event will be streamed live to the world and people can watch the event live on NASA Television, on agency's website, and on social media platform, including YouTube, the USA space agency said.

The lander will dig deeper into Mars than ever before, reaching a depth of roughly 5 metres.

He and his co-creator, the University of Exeter's Genevieve Williams, will debut their two-minute composition ("Mars Soundscapes") at NASA's booth at the Supercomputing SC18 conference this week in Dallas, Texas, Ars Technica reported. "Since 1965, it has flown by, orbited, landed on and roved across the surface of the Red Planet".

In a statement, the United States space agency further said, "About 80 live viewing events for the public to watch the InSight landing will take place around the world, NASA said on Tuesday".


"In some ways, InSight is like a scientific time machine that will bring back information about the earliest stages of Mars' formation 4.5 billion years ago", NASA JPL's Bruce Banerdt, who has been working for 25 years to make this mission possible, said in a previous news release.

By studying the interior structure of Mars, scientists hope to uncover how rocky planets in the inner solar system such as Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars formed and evolved.

InSight is being followed to Mars by two mini-spacecraft comprising NASA's Mars Cube One (MarCO), the first deep-space mission for CubeSats.

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The agency has two eyes in the sky to cover the landing in situ. Even though @NASAJPL has landed on Mars safely in the past, landing on the Red Planet is never easy or guaranteed. Sound, on the other hand, is a lot more challenging and it's not like we have high-powered microphones listening to the wind sweep across the Martian plains. Thousands of steps need to work perfectly together.

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