NASA's senior scientists include quiet nights, sweat palms, stomach voices and terrorism moments, and the final drama of the Mars Insight Spacecraft $ 993 million million is coming Monday: Mars landing.
Mars Insight intends to listen to Quakes and trembling as a way of showing the inner mysteries of Red Planet as it emerged over millions of years and, to a lesser extent, shaped other rocky Earth like Earth.
The guided nuclear space began seven years ago, and NASA plans to first touch a planet on the Earth. Since the cursor vehicle came in 2012.
Succeedingly, with orbit and polls, more than half of Martha wanting to reach Mars.
It is the only space agency that NASA has made, and the first human exploration of the 2030s in the 2030s has been a way of preparing these robotic missions.
"We never gave Mars. Mars is difficult," said Thomas Zurbuchen, director of NASA's science director Sunday.
& # 39; A terribly frightening thought & # 39;
The great drama of the entry, fall and landing phase begins at 11:47 p.m. (1940 GMT) at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, for control of Mars Insight's mission.
A well-orchestrated signal, already planned over the planned spacecraft, takes several minutes, "six minutes and half of terrorism."
Speeding faster than a bullet in more than 19,800 kilometers, a hot-air spacecraft fights Sharks while entering into the atmosphere of Mars.
Heat heat at a temperature of about 1 500 Celsius. Radio signals can be missed briefly.
The heat shield is discarded, the three landing legs open and the parachute is removed.
"We have a little escape, which I think is quite terrifying," said Tom Hoffman, director of the InSight project.
But then, space boosters have begun to boost the 365-kilogram spacecraft when the surface speed of about 8 km / h shifts.
A joystick that lurks on the ground does not exist in this spacecraft, and if nothing is involved, Hoffman confused his emotions.
"I am very comfortable and very nervous at the same time," he said.
"We have done everything we can to think we need to be successful, but you never know what will happen."
Hoffman, a father of two years and four years, added that "he was not sleeping", although his sister might have been born.
But when the first signal arrives at the GMT 2001, the earthquake has dropped intact and standing out, "We've been inside for four years now."
Purpose: 3D map of Mars
Zurbuchen described InSight as the "only" tool through European-assisted space agencies.
The French National Center, Etudes Spatiales (CNES), the Internal Structure (SES), made a seismic tool, a key element of false sensors.
The German Aerospace Center (DLR) provided a self-hammering mole that came in before the burrow on the surface of 16 meters (five meters) – more than any instrument – to measure the heat flow.
The Spanish Astrobiology Center performed space wind sensors.
Thanks to other important projects, the Polish Science and Astronomical Sciences Research Center, Switzerland's Swiss Technology Institute, and Imperial College and Oxford University arrived in Britain.
Together, these tools will be used physically to analyze geological processes, said Bruce Banerdt, chief researcher at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory at InSight.
For shaking Marsen, quakes or meteorites, or volcanic activity, scientists can learn more about the interior and explain how planet-generated.
The goal is to map three-dimensional Marsen internally ", so we understand Mars inside and out of Mars," said Banerdt.
Understanding how the march is to understand more about Earth transformation processes.
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