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How to watch NASA's InSight landing touch down on Mars today



It's been awhile since we've sat in front of the TV to watch a good ol 'Mars landing.

But clear your calendar, because NASA will broadcast its InSight Mars Lander touching the Red Planet on Monday , Nov. 26 on NASA Television and its website, as well as Twitter and Facebook. The landing is expected to happen around noon PT, and we'll be broadcasting NASA's coverage of the touchdown live above starting at 11 a.m. PT.

The last time NASA broadcast a landing was six years ago, and it was made for exciting viewing: the Curiosity Rover executed a dramatic plunge to the surface.


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InSight launched May 5, and if it's successful, it will be NASA's first spacecraft to land on Mars since Curiosity in 2012. NASA says its mission is to study the "deep interior" of Mars.

Another craft set for Mars is the ExoMars rover, but it has to wait a little longer. That spacecraft is slated to touch down in 2020 . 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 everything you need to know how to watch how InSight goes on Nov. 26, head here.

First published, Nov. 13, 4:58 p.m. PT.
Clarification, Nov. 15, 3:32 p.m. PT : Indicates ExoMars is a joint project of Roscosmos and the ESA.
Update, Nov. 21, 11:23 a.m. PT: Adds CNET live stream of Monday's event.


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