Take a break from your regularly scheduled stargazing to watch the moon swallow Mars on Tuesday morning.
The human-led mission isn't expected to happen until at least 2030, but when it does, a woman will likely be the first person to set foot on the Red Planet.
In 2004, the rover Opportunity landed on Mars. Originally intended to serve a mere 90-day mission, the rover instead beamed back scientific discoveries for more than a decade—and now its groundbreaking mission is over.
After covering 91 million miles of the solar system, the robotic lander is set to make contact with the Red Planet's Elysium Planitia this afternoon.
The last episode will detail InSight's attempt to land on Mars on November 26.
The Kennedy Space Center has already ordered half a ton of the stuff.
Few celestial objects have fascinated humankind throughout history more than the Red Planet. Here's what you need to know about Mars.