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TechnologyNASA set to broadcast its first Mars landing in six years

07:55  14 november  2018
07:55  14 november  2018 Source:   cnet.com

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The last time NASA broadcast a landing six years ago, and made it an exciting viewing experience: The Curiosity rover InSight was launched May 5 NASA says its mission is to study the "deep interior" of Mars . It ' s data "The Space Agency Says." Another NASA craft set for Mars is the ExoMars rover

NASA is providing the public with an inside look at the upcoming Mars landing . The space agency's Mars InSight lander is scheduled to touch down on the Red

NASA set to broadcast its first Mars landing in six years© CNET

It's been a while since we've sat down in front of the TV to watch a good ol' Mars landing.

But clear your calendar because NASA said Tuesday it will broadcast its InSight Mars Lander touching down on the Red Planet on Nov. 26 on NASA Television and its website, as well as Twitter and Facebook.

The last time NASA broadcast a landing was six years ago, and it made for exciting viewing: The Curiosity rover executed a dramatic plunge to the surface.

InSight was launched May 5, and if it's successful, it will be NASA's first spacecraft to land on Mars since Curiosity in 2012. NASA says its mission is to study the "deep interior" of Mars. It's data will "help scientists understand the formation of all rocky worlds, including our own," the space agency said.

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The last time NASA broadcast a landing six years ago, and made it an exciting viewing experience: The Curiosity rover InSight was launched May 5 NASA says its mission is to Another NASA craft set for Mars is the ExoMars rover. NASA to livestream first Mars landing in six years on November 26.

The last time NASA broadcast a landing six years ago, and made it an exciting viewing experience: The Curiosity rover InSight was launched May 5 NASA says its mission is to Another NASA craft set for Mars is the ExoMars rover. NASA to livestream first Mars landing in six years on November 26.

Another NASA craft set for Mars is the ExoMars rover, but it has to wait a little longer. That spacecraft is slated to touch down in 2020. Its mission: search for signs of life.

For everything you need to know on how to watch how InSight goes on Nov. 26, head here.

The Mars InSight robot just placed its first instrument on Mars’ surface.
NASA's Mars InSight mission is moving along at a rapid pace. After landing on the planet just a few weeks ago, InSight has spent its days observing its new living space and sending back photos of the ground surrounding it. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); NASA’s InSight team has been practicing the tricky task of placing the robot’s sensitive instruments on the surface.

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