Mars Lander viewing
When: Monday, November 26, 2018, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Z.J. Loussac Public Library
: Wilda Marston Theater
We are going to host a live watch of the NASA stream in our big theater as Insight lands on Mars.
From Starnet: InSight is set to touch down on Mars at around noon Pacific (3 p.m. Eastern) on Nov. 26, 2018. The lander will plunge through the thin Martian atmosphere, heatshield first, and use a parachute to slow down. Then, it will fire its retro rockets to slowly descend to the surface of Mars, and land on the smooth plains of Elysium Planitia
InSight, short for Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport, is a Mars lander designed to give the Red Planet its first thorough checkup since it formed 4.5 billion years ago. It is the first outer space robotic explorer to study in-depth the “inner space” of Mars: its crust, mantle, and core.
Event Type(s): STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
Age Group(s): All Ages, Family