How to Watch NASA’s Insight Land on Mars Today
Update: NASA’s Insight Land
NASA is landing a spacecraft on Mars today, and you can also watch it happen in real time.
NASA’s Mars Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy, and Heat Transport lander is expected to touch down today, on Mars around 3 pm ET/12 pm PT. NASA calls it InSight for short and you should say nothing less too.
This’s the first NASA’s Insight Land on Mars since 2012 (when NASA landed the Curiosity rover on the planet). This landing will kick-start a two-year mission for Insight, whose primary aim is to study Mars’ interior.
The hope is that through the study of the planet, scientists will be able to know more about how all rocky worlds are formed, including our own planet earth.
In case you don’t want to miss the landing in person, you can watch the event online on NASA’s broadcast TV station. The broadcast will run from 2-3:30pm ET/ 11am-12:30pm PT. You can watch the livestream here.
If you’d rather prefer watching the event with other space buffs. There are also other viewing parties being held across the United States. There are also a few other locations where you can watch everything as in the action with others.
Options to note are; Times Square (on the NASDAQ screen), The Smithsonian, and the Los Angeles Central Library.