For those of you who are interested in getting an Arduino kit for home use:
Click HERE to purchase a kit from Adafruit.
InSight is set to touch down on Mars at around noon Pacific (3 p.m. Eastern) on Nov. 26, 2018. The lander will plunge through the thin Martian atmosphere, heatshield first, and use a parachute to slow down. Then, it will fire its retro rockets to slowly descend to the surface of Mars, and land on the smooth plains of Elysium Planitia.
For more info about the landing, Click HERE.
Click here to begin the activity: