Go-go-go! Rosetta’s Philae lander descent to comet surface
Published time: 12 Nov, 2014 08:07 Edited time: 12 Nov, 2014 13:57
The fantastic decade-long mission of ESA’s Rosetta robotic space probe chasing Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko reached its zenith Wednesday with the Philae lander detaching from the mothership, beginning its first-ever seven-hour descent to icy the comet.
12 November 201419:07 GMT
The landing gear is down; it's less than 30 minutes to the touchdown.
The Philae lander is on the right track and is correctly positioned, according to ESA.