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NASA spacecraft nears Red Planet on mission to detect ‘marsquakes’

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor November 26, 2018 14:03

NASA spacecraft nears Red Planet on mission to detect ‘marsquakes’

NASA’s first robotic lander designed to study the deep interior of a distant world hurtled closer to Mars on course for a planned touchdown after a six-month voyage through space. Traveling 548 million km from Earth, the Mars InSight spacecraft was due to reach its destination on the dusty, rock-strewn surface of the Red Planet at about 2000 GMT. The mission control team at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory near Los Angeles prepared to conduct a final adjustment to the InSight’s flight path on Sunday to maneuver the spacecraft closer toward its entry point over Mars. If all goes according to plan, InSight will streak into the pink Martian sky nearly 24 hours later at 19,310 kilometers per hour.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor November 26, 2018 14:03