National Geographic to stream Rosetta landing

More than ten years after its launch into space – on a mission to chase down Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko – the Rosetta spacecraft is nearing the next phase of its journey: plant a lander called Philae on the speeding comet. On November 12th, National Geographic Channel will broadcast online a live stream of the European Space Agency’s video feed from Rosetta to capture this historic moment – from Philae’s initial separation confirmation on-ground to the landing signal being received on Earth.  The live stream will be available on www.natgeotv.com and on National Geographic Channel Asia’s Facebook page.

National Geographic Channel cameras have been following this scientific achievement since the beginning of the year.  The network’s special, Comet Catcher: The Rosetta Landing, follows a team from the European Space Agency as they attempt a world first: to land a craft onto a speeding comet hundreds of millions of kilometres from Earth and ride the comet as it approaches the sun.

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