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NASA's spacecraft will arrive on Mars on Monday [Ciencia] – 25.11.2018

USA.- InSight's spacecraft is preparing for a soft landing on the surface of Mars on November 26, so scientists are watching the data from the trajectory of the new NASA mission.

Thomas Zurbuheen, an associate director of the Science Missions Directorate at the headquarters of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in Washington, said that "entering Mars is difficult, requiring skills, focus and years of preparation."

InSight, the first mission to study the deep interior of Mars, took off from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in central California on May 5th.

It is estimated to reach the top of the Mars atmosphere at 19,800 kilometers per hour, and it is slowing down to eight kilometers an hour before its three feet touch the soil of the "red planet."

Laurie Glasse, NASA's head of Planetary Science, said that once the spacecraft has established itself on the "red planet" and its tools are deployed, it will begin collecting valuable information about the structure of the deep interior of what will help to understand the formation and evolution of all rocky planets.

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