Update, December 2, 2018: InSight is slightly tilted, but they say that is not a problem. Here’s an excerpt: InSight landed in what’s called a hollow, a crater that has been filled in with soil and leveled flat. In images taken from the elbow of the lander’s stowed robotic arm, the edge of the crater
This is scheduled to happen on Monday: Another one of those “7-minutes-of-terror” events. Hope it works! Here is NASA’s “watch online” page for it. And here is InSight’s launch, back in May–two days after lava had started spurting out of the ground in a residential neighborhood in Hawaii on the flanks of Kilauea Volcano. Addendum:
Featured image: The largest volcanoes in the Solar System–Tharsis on June 29, 2014. ESA/DLR/FU Berlin/J. Cowart, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO
Humanity is going into space eventually. Lets bring as much of that 60s spirit of wonder and exploration with us as possible, and only what little “business as usual” mindset as required to keep basic operations function.
Update, 6:38 p.m., June 20, 2018: Mars Storm Watch: The dust storm now circles the planet. No signal yet from Opportunity, but no response is expected until skies begin to clear. We continue to listen daily. https://t.co/VwuuPwEpPA pic.twitter.com/8q7lDoezxs — Spirit and Oppy (@MarsRovers) June 20, 2018 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js I think this situation with Oppy waiting out
The Curiosity rover on Mars has reached a scenic overlook!