Today, Monday, Nov. 26th, NASA will attempt to land a new robot on the planet Mars.
Named “InSight,” the lander will tear through the Red Planet’s atmosphere, shedding more than 12,000 mph of velocity is just under 7 minutes.
For the first time, a pair of interplanetary cubesats nicknamed “WALL-E” and “Eva” will relay signals from the landing in near-real time.
Find out how to watch on today’s edition of Spaceweather.com
WATCH THE MARS LANDING TODAY: Get ready for another 7 minutes of terror. Today, a NASA robot named “InSight” will attempt to land on Mars–a process that involves screaming through the red planet’s atmosphere in a fireball, shedding more than 12,000 mph of velocity. For the first time, two interplanetary cubesats (“WALL-E” and “Eva”) will help NASA broadcast the landing. Tune into NASA TV starting at 2 p.m. EST for full coverage: https://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html#public