The much anticipated touchdown of the Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft carrying the rover Curiosity is on schedule:
“The car-size, one-ton rover is bound for arrival the evening of Aug. 5, 2012, PDT (early Aug. 6, EDT and Universal Time). The landing will mark the beginning of a two-year prime mission to investigate whether one of the most intriguing places on Mars ever offered an environment favorable for microbial life.” Continue reading
The feed below will become LIVE at the beginning of the Transit of Venus on Tuesday, June 5th, 2012. I will update this post afterwards with additional coverage.
I was able to grab this image on Sunday night, Feb. 26th, at about 6:30 PM. The upper planet is Jupiter, the Moon is in the middle, and below that is Venus.
The very last (publicly noted and scheduled) mission for the Shuttle Program is now readied in this live feed. The schedule may change so check back for info.