European Spacecraft Set to Harpoon a Comet Tomorrow
Pasadena CA (JPL) Nov 12, 2014
Early tomorrow morning, the European Space Agency’s Rosetta spacecraft will deploy its comet lander, “Philae.” A little over seven hours later (8 a.m. PST/11 a.m. EST), the experiment-laden, harpoon-firing Philae is scheduled to touch down on the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
It will be the first time in history that a spacecraft has attempted a soft landing on a comet. Roset —> Read More Here