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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

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.

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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By Dacia J. Ferris. Posted on November 16, 2018. On Monday, November 26, 2018, a Mars lander will arrive on the surface of the red planet for the first time in six years , and NASA will broadcast the event live on their TV channel and website.

Launched on May 5, InSight marks NASA 's first Mars landing since the Curiosity rover in 2012. The landing will kick off a two- year mission in which InSight will become the first spacecraft to study Mars ' deep interior. Its data also will help scientists understand the formation of all rocky worlds, including

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.

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