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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 6:49 pm 
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'Mars Is Hard': Tension Rises for NASA's InSight Landing on Red Planet
By Mike Wall, Space.com Senior Writer | November 25, 2018 03:24pm ET

PASADENA, Calif. — They don't call it "7 minutes of terror" for nothing.

NASA's InSight Mars lander is scheduled to touch down on the Red Planet tomorrow afternoon (Nov. 26), and mission team members and agency officials are understandably nervous about the make-or-break moment.

Less than half of all Mars missions, be they orbiters or landers, have aced their Red Planet arrivals over the decades, Thomas Zurbuchen, Associate Administrator of NASA's Science Mission Directorate in Washington, D.C., noted during a news conference here today (Nov. 25) at the agency's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). [NASA's InSight Mars Lander: Full Coverage]

"So, we're of course worried," Zurbuchen said. "We recognize that you never take Mars for granted. Mars is hard."

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InSight Mission - Wikepedia

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Look Out Mars, Here Comes InSight

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Mars gets a new visitor from Earth on Monday. If all goes well, a NASA probe named InSight will land near the Martian equator shortly before 3 p.m. EST. Once it lands on Mars, it will stay put. InSight isn't a rover. Its mission is to stick to one place after it lands — and study the interior of Mars from the planet's surface.

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Touchdown, Monday 26th November, 2018
3:00PM EST

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Mission Control Live: NASA InSight Mars Landing
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Scheduled for Nov 26, 2018

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