Rosetta Mission: Countdown To Historical Comet Landing

Rosetta mission controllers have made the first call to “Go” for an attempted landing on comet 67P, the European Space Agency announced on Tuesday. If it succeeds it will be the first time a spacecraft has landed on a comet.

Scientists say there are still a few more key decisions to take in the coming hours before a planned separation of the landing craft Philae from the mother ship Rosetta on Wednesday. Philae, which has spent 10 years to the side of Rosetta during the journey across the solar system, cannot be steered once released.

ABC’s Tom Rivers joined us from London.

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