Saturday, November 24, 2018

T-Minus 2 DAYS Till InSight Arrives on Mars!

At this moment two days from now, NASA's InSight lander will have hopefully touched down on the surface of Mars. Around 12:01 PM, Pacific Standard Time (3:01 PM, Eastern Standard Time) on November 26, which is Cyber Monday, NASA should receive radio confirmation that the 3-legged robotic probe landed at Elysium Planitia...a broad plain located near the equator of the Red Planet. Just like the Phoenix lander a decade ago and the Curiosity rover 6 years ago, I plan to witness this exciting event during a viewing party near downtown Pasadena in California. More details about this on Monday—assuming everything goes as planned and I'm blogging nothing but good news when I get home! Carry on.

An artist's concept of NASA's InSight Mars lander about to touch down on the surface of the Red Planet.

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