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NASA spacecraft to reach Mars on Monday [Ciencia] – 11/25/2018

U.S.- The InSight spacecraft is preparing for a soft landing on the surface of Mars on Nov. 26, so scientists are observing data from the trajectory of NASA's new mission.

Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator of the Scientific Missions Directorate at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in Washington, said "reaching Mars is difficult." It requires skill, focus and years of preparation.

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

It is estimated to reach the top of the Martian atmosphere at 19,800 kilometers per hour and slows it to eight kilometers per hour, before its three legs touch the soil of the "red planet."

Lori Glaze, interim director of the Planetary Science Division at NASA headquarters, said that once the spacecraft has settled on the "red planet" and its instruments have been deployed, it will begin to collect valuable information about the red planet. deep inside structure of this, which will help to understand the formation and evolution of all rocky planets.

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