Mars Insight Landing Tomorrow (11/26/2018)

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  1. Nancy Hart

    Nancy Hart Very Well-Known Member
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    Does anyone know whether this will be actual video of the landing, or just play-by-play commentary? It's not clear to me.

    On Monday, November 26, 2018, NASA’s Mars InSight is scheduled to land on Mars. The spacecraft will touch down at approximately 3 p.m. EST. Watch coverage of the event on NASA TV. Live landing commentary runs from 2-3:30 p.m. EST.

    Ways to watch:
    Watch on NASA TV
    Watch NASA TV on USTREAM

    Watch on YouTube.com/NASAJPL/live

    Follow the mission and watch the landing on Twitter and Facebook.

    Source: NASA.gov
     
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  2. Bill Boggs

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    Hope they sit 'er down easy.
     
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    I'm watching coverage on the NASA channel.

    Neat stuff.
     
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    I want to know what happened to the Marco Brothers---A and B. All I know is they detached successfully. They said these two might send back some pictures, 5 hours after the spacecraft landed. That would be 8 pm. It was nice to watch all the happy people today. :D

     
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    Fascinating. I wonder if we will see humans on Mars in our lifetimes?
     
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    It looks like InSight is down safely. @Shirley Martin are you referring to ones already resident on Mars or ones transplanted from Earth?:rolleyes::p
     
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    I'm referring to me. I'd love to ride the first rocket to our new home planet. :D
     
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  9. Joe Riley

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    Been there.....done that!

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    This image ... shows Mars looming beside the flat, grid-patterned antenna that each MarCO satellite uses to communicate with Earth. When MarCO-B snapped the image, 10 or 15 minutes after InSight's touchdown, the satellite was about 4,700 miles away from the Red Planet...

    mars11262018.jpg

    That task accomplished, the MarCO duo soared past Mars and continued out into a stable orbit around the sun. The twin spacecraft will gradually drift away from Earth, but the MarCO team is hoping to learn more about the lifespan of such small planets in outer space.

    For Andrew Klesh, chief engineer for MarCO, ... "This image is really our farewell to InSight, our wish for good luck, and our farewell to Mars itself as we continue on to complete our primary mission."
     
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    Why the fuss? It was only shot in the studio like the landing on the moon...o_O :D
     
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    Exactly! Actually you can see the light switch on the wall, to the left!:eek:
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    Insight meets Curiosity

    curiosity.jpg
     
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