NASA’s InSight spacecraft is all set to touch down on the Mars on Monday (Tuesday early morning in India) and people across the world will be able to view the event live on the the agency’s website and social media platforms, including on YouTube- NASA Television.
In a statement, NASA gave out details about live viewing events for the public to watch the InSight landing. It will take place at 01:30 IST on 27th November-
Broadcast Schedule (all times Eastern)
Times and speakers are subject to change. Media can participate in the news conferences by phone. Plus, media and the public can ask questions on social media during the events by tagging them with #askNASA.
Wednesday, Nov. 21
1 p.m. – News conference: Mission engineering overview
2 p.m. – News conference: Mission science overview
Sunday, Nov. 25
1 p.m. – News conference: Final prelanding update
4 p.m. – NASA Social: InSight team Q&A
Monday, Nov. 26: Landing Day
6 to 10 a.m. – Live interviews with mission experts
To book an interview, media must contact Mark Petrovich at [email protected] or 818-393-4359.
2 to 3:30 p.m. – Live landing commentary on the NASA TV Public Channel
An uninterrupted, clean feed from cameras inside JPL Mission Control, with mission audio only, will be available on the NASA TV Media Channel.
No earlier than 5 p.m. – Post-landing news conference
About 80 live viewing events for the public to watch the InSight landing will take place around the world. For a complete list of landing event watch parties, visit:
For a full list of websites broadcasting InSight landing events, go to:
An InSight landing press kit is available online at:
According to NASA, the landing will kick off a two-year mission in which InSight will become the first spacecraft to study Mars’ deep interior. Its data also will help scientists understand the formation of all rocky worlds including that of Earth’s.
InSight was launched on 5th May this year and marks NASA’s first Mars landing since the Curiosity rover in 2012.
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