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InSight Arrives at Mars: Landing Event

Nov 26, 2018

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"In another historic moment in space exploration, NASA’s newest lander InSight is on its way to Mars! The spacecraft was launched on May 5, 2018, and is targeted to land at noon MST on November 26. InSight—or Interior Exploration Using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy, and Heat Transport— will explore the planet’s interior structure. The lander uses cuttingedge instruments to delve deep beneath the surface and seek the fingerprints of the processes that formed the rocky terrestrial planets. Join the Museum’s Mars scientist Dr. Steve Lee and other local experts to learn about this ambitious mission and what’s in store for the new lander. Then look over the shoulders of mission controllers during live NASA TV coverage of the landing. Please note: This ticket provides you with a seat in Ricketson Auditorium during the panel discussion and live landing. The landing will also be broadcast in standingroom locations in the building.
Image credit: NASA/JPL/Caltech