IMAGES: Spacecraft Touches Down On Comet
By Space Coast Daily // November 12, 2014
first time in history that a spacecraft has made a soft landing on a comet
ABOVE LIVESTREAM: Early Wednesday morning, the European Space Agency’s Rosetta spacecraft deployed its comet lander, “Philae.” At 11:03 a.m. EST, ESA confirmed that signals were received from Philae on the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
It is the first time in history that a spacecraft has made a soft landing on a comet. Rosetta is an international mission led by the ESA, with instruments provided by its member states, and additional support and instruments provided by NASA.