Philae’s great leap – landing on Comet 67P

Credit: ESA/ATG medialab; Comet image: ESA/Rosetta/Navcam

Tomorrow ESA’s Philae lander will leave its mothership Rosetta and attempt to land on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in what will undoubtedly be one of the most exciting, and nerve wracking, days in the history of space exploration. A few weeks ago I met some of the scientists working with Rosetta and Philae and spoke to them about this great adventure and their hopes for the mission. Here’s a video of my interviews with them:

I’ll be tweeting what’s happening throughout the day tomorrow from about 06:00UT. A few hours after the expected touchdown of Philae I’ll also be joining a live broadcast on the Slooh network, with host Geoff Fox, talking about the events of the day and what the Rosetta mission hopes to find out. You can tune in live from 19:00UT here.

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