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    This is an illustration showing a simulated view of NASA's InSight about to land on the surface of Mars. This view shows the top of the spacecraft. NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of Caltech, manages the InSight Project for NASA.
    Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
Monday, November 26, 2018
11:00 am
Beckman Auditorium – Beckman Auditorium

Mars InSight Landing: Viewing Party and Discussion

Join Caltech and The Planetary Society as the newest visitor from Earth lands on the Red Planet. InSight is the first robotic explorer built to study the interior of Mars and take the planet's vital signs, including its pulse and its temperature. Watch NASA's live coverage of the landing, which will come from the InSight Team at the Caltech-managed Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Mat Kaplan of The Planetary Society's Planetary Radio series will host a panel of experts who will provide additional commentary on the event on the Beckman Auditorium stage. 

Please RSVP for this FREE, public event. Light refreshments will be provided.

Doors open at 10:30 a.m. Touch down on Mars is expected around noon, with the first images expected soon thereafter.

Seating will be on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does NOT guarantee entry. Once the venue is at capacity, we will not be allowed to admit additional people on the list. We recommend that you arrive to take your seat by 10:45 a.m.

Support for this event is provided by Caltech's Office of Strategic Communications and the Campbell Mars Exploration Fund at The Planetary Society.

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