Monday, November 26, About 12 p.m. PST (3 p.m. EST)


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Watch live commentary and news briefings as NASA lands a spacecraft on Mars! The InSight mission is designed to study the deep interior of Mars for the first time, providing a new window into the evolution of rocky planets, including Earth.

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 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.

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Commentary and news briefings will be streamed live on NASA TV, NASA.gov/live, YouTube.com/NASAJPL/live and Ustream.tv/NASAJPL. (On-demand recordings will also be available after the live events have finished on the YouTube and Ustream pages.)

To learn more about the mission, the landing and how to tune in, visit the InSight Landing ToolkitPlus, explore these related lessons for educators and activities for students:

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