du August 5, 2012NASA's Rover Curiosity touched on the land in Martian, becoming the latest career in the spacecraft with the US space agency. But until now, that is expected Monday, November 26, 20:00 UTC (at 21:00 hours in the Spanish peninsula) ship InSightIt was launched in May, when the first stage of your trip ended Mars land.
Landing can be watched directly through the NASA television channel, close to comments by some missions experts. an hour before.
The scenario chosen with consciousness
May 5, mission InSight it has successfully moved Vandenberg Air Force Base Mars, for the first time to explore deep inside. Travel lasts more than one year, but it will end tonight Landing until 20:00.
Logically, landing will not happen randomly, but it will happen on a particular Mars surface, the one chosen by NASA More than twenty possible scenarios. The point is exact Elysium Planitia, a plateau is there Near the equator planet This, as the lead researcher at the Bruce Banerdt mission says, "If ice cream were, it would be vanilla." This means that they are not the most surprising places, but rather the best suited InSight's basic needs. Get started, about a three-legged robotRobert is not so you need it Keeping and maintaining stable land When you've been there. In addition, it aims to analyze its purpose Deep Mars, so a place was needed easy access and that was not Not too windy and not very rocky. In addition, it was necessary to find enough space bright and hot to feed for that solar cells and within the limits of adequate temperature for maintaining electronic components Martian YearConsisting of 26 earth months. Elysum Planitia It's not as bright as chocolate ice cream or dulce de leche, but it meets all the requirements.
80 events have been scheduled worldwide and live landing will be transmitted again
The event can be viewed directly NASA TV channelThere will be comments by experts one hour beforehand. Anyone who wants to live this historic landmark can do it from home. However, sometimes you can also go View events around the world. This is right now 80 of these activities, most of them United States. They will only be made in Europe 4 in France– One of them in Reunion Island, near Madagascar – and 2 in Germany. We should travel a lot of kilometers in Spain and Latin America to attend any of these events, but there is no problem, as the list of web pages available through NASA will also be available. your own TV channel.
There is no excuse for not witnessing The first InSight on the red planet and hold your breath with thousands of people around the world, finally touching Martian land. There are many options, you have to choose one.
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