It has been a while since we sat down in front of the TV to see a good oil Mars landing.
But empty your calendar, because NASA will send its InSight Mars Lander and touch the red planet on Monday, November 26th on NASA Television and its website, as well as Twitter and Facebook. The landing is expected to happen around dinner PT, and we will send NASA's coverage of touchdown live above 11:00 AM PT.
The last time NASA sends a landing was six years ago, and it made it for exciting viewing: the rover of curiosity performed ato the surface.
InSight launched on May 5th and if it succeeds, it will be NASA's first spacecraft to land on Mars since Curiosity 2012. NASA says its mission is to study Mars's deep interior. Its tasks will "help scientists understand the formation of all rocky worlds, including our own," said the Space Agency.
Another boat set for Mars is the ExoMars rover, but it has to wait a little longer. The spacecraft is. Its mission: Search for signs of life. The ExoMars program is a collaboration between the Russian space agency Roscosmos and the European Space Agency.
For all you need to know how to look at how InSight goes November 26, here.
First published, November 13, 4:58 pm. PT.
Clarification, November 15, 3:32 pm. PT : Indicates that ExoMars is a joint project of Roscosmos and ESA.
Update, November 21, 23:23 PT: Adds the CNET live stream from Monday's events.