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Live Stream: Landing craft begins historic descent to comet

The European Space Agency’s historic Rosetta mission is nearing paydirt – landing a robot on a comet.

After a 10½-year journey through the Solar System chasing Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko (Comet C-G), the Rosetta spaceship is scheduled to deploy its lander, Philae. If all goes well, Philae will touch down on the comet’s surface on Wednesday, Nov. 13, at approximately 5:02 a.m. New Zealand time, according to the ESA. It would mark the first landing on a comet in human history.

The ESA and NASA are offering live stream coverage of the Rosetta arrival and Philae landing on Comet C-G. NASA TV’s public UStream channel is embedded at the top of this article.

NASA’s coverage of the landing is scheduled to begin at 3 a.m. NZT.

ESA’s Rosetta #cometlanding webcast on livestream is embedded at the end of this article.

ESA’s live coverage began today and continues throughout the landing on Thursday NZT.



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