NASA's top scientists came into sleeping nights, dark pieces, stomach disorders and months of a terrible scratch because their Mars Insight spacecraft has a " going to a Drama drama day on Monday: coming ashore on Mars.
Mars Insight's goal is to listen to quotes and religions as a way of revealing inner mysteries to its Red Planet, as it created a billion years ago, and with expansion, as other rocky planets such as the Earth's shape.
The informal spacecraft was launched almost seven months ago, and NASA is the first time it tried to & # 39; exploring the future planet of the Earth since the rover Curiosity arrived in 2012.
Over half of 43 trying to reach Mars with rovers, orbiters and probes with space organizations from around the world have failed.
NASA is the only spatial organization, and is invested in these strategic initiatives as a means of preparing for its & Mars's first human explorers in the 2030s.
"We will never give Mars. Mars is tough," said Thomas Zurbuchen, NASA associated administrator for the science mission steering, on Sunday.
& # 39; A very frightening attitude & # 39;
The high drama will begin at an induction, induction and induction level at 11:47 m (1940 GMT) at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, a home of Mars Insight mission control.
A careful series is scheduled – previously recorded previously on the spacecraft – which happens over the next minute, draw "six or a half minutes of terror".
Increasingly faster than a 19 800 kph shot, the flying spacecraft will be a Meet paths that crawl as it is; coming into Mars atmosis.
The heat shield will move to a temperature of about 1 500 Celsius. Radio signals can be lost short.
The heat shield is erased, the three legs are out, and the parachute is in a position; appear.
"We're just blocking it for a bit, which is a terrible thought for me," said Tom Hoffman, the InSight project manager.
But then, the blasts of the fireplaces will fire, and # 39; Continue to drag on the ship space 365 kilograms quickly with just 8 kph when it reaches the surface.
Because the Earth does not have a backstall for this spaceboat, and there is no way of translating if something goes wrong, Hoffman explained his feelings as a mix.
"I am totally comfortable and very stupid at the same time," he said.
"We have done everything we will do to ensure that we are successful, but you do not know what's going to happen."
Hoffman, who is the father of two two and four-year-olds, said "had not been so sleeping," he said. It could be because of the young sheep that were involved.
But when the first signal comes to GMT GMT, we hope that the landlord will go down safely, altogether and above, "I'm completely going to bring back the old age four years at that time," he said.
Goal: 3D map of Mars inside
Zurbuchen commented that InSight was "extremely" because aggression tools set by a number of European space agencies into the waist-high singer.
The French National Center of Ethics Spatiales (CNES) was the Seismic instrument for Instrument Internal Structure (SEIS), the key element for feeling a vet.
The German Aerospace Center (DLR) brought a self-sensory memo to 16 feet (five meters) to the surface – longer than any other device – to measure the amount of heat.
The Center of Spanish Astrobiology has made windcraft spacecraft sensation.
There was another special support for the project from the Spanish Research Center of Polish Academy of Sciences and Astronika in Poland, Swiss Institute of Technology in Switzerland, and the Imperial College and Oxford University in Britain.
Together, using these physics to explore geological processes, Bruce Banerdt, Chief Investigator of InSight at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, said.
By listening to Mars on wheat, whether it affects magic or meteor or even volcanic activity, scientists can learn more about their inside and its; show how the planet was created.
The objective is to map inside Mars in three dimensions, "so we understand within Mars as well as we have understood in the same way, out of Mars, "said Banerdt to reporters.
Understand how Mars could be created to & # 39; show more about the processes created by Earth too.
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