Museum hosts watch party for Mars spacecraft landing | KOB 4

Museum hosts watch party for Mars spacecraft landing

Faith Egbuonu
November 26, 2018 07:08 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The Horizons Theater at the Museum of Space History in Alamogordo opened its doors to the public today to allow New Mexicans to catch a glimpse of NASA’s Insight Spacecraft as it touched down on Mars.


"I guess in a way it's like giving birth to a baby," Said Dave Dooling who is the Education Director at New Mexico Museum of Space History.

Dooling said the excitement of it all is natural. The space engineers couldn't be happier.

The goal of the spacecraft is to give an inside look at mars. The instruments measure many aspects of Mars, including how quickly the planet cools off on the inside. It even scopes out the rotation of how Mars changes.

It is the first mission to study the interior of Mars, and definitely won't be the last.


Faith Egbuonu

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