In a world where fear and control and greed rule far too many, this venture quietly stands as a shining reminder of our potential, knowledge for the sake of knowing, exploration for the sake of learning.
If that's STILL not enough reason - then just...do it, okay?
European Space Agency (ESA) Rosetta mission’s scheduled landing happens tomorrow - Wednesday, Nov. 12.
For the first time in human history, we're going to land a piece of human technology on a comet - 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
If you have not already seen an animation of what it took to get THIS FAR, I would recommend it. Consider, as you watch it, the amount of planning involved to have even gotten THIS far....
How about some en-route images to tempt you?
Interested? I should hope so.
Here's the scoop - note, all times are EST. (So wherever you are in the world, adjust accordingly!)
NASA Television and the agency’s website will provide live coverage from 9-11:30 a.m. EST (6-8:30 a.m. PST).
NASA's live commentary will include excerpts of the ESA coverage and air from 9-10 a.m.
NASA will continue carrying ESA's commentary from 10-11:30 a.m.
ESA’s Philae (fee-LAY) lander is scheduled to touch down on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko at 10:35 a.m.
A signal confirming landing is expected at approximately 11:02 a.m.
NASA TV streaming video, downlink and updated scheduling information is at: