Today, the European Space Agency’s Rosetta mission will try to make history by being the first man-made spacecraft ever to land on a comet. Want to watch it happen live?
Assuming everything goes as planned, Rosetta will release a tiny lander spacecraft that will touch down on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko today. Because they’re cool like that, the ESA has been kind enough to host a live stream that will show us the project as it happens.
The lander is tentatively slated to make contact with the comet at approximately11:00 am EST today. So, if you’re free, bookmark this page and check back to see how things are going. Here’s hoping all goes well — because we could all use some good news on the space exploration front these days.
This is one of the coolest missions in modern history, and we’re keeping our fingers crossed that everything works as expected. Considering that the comet can apparently sing, we can’t wait to learn what the lander finds up there.