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NASA Launches InSight to Mars (Part 1)

Launch Coverage
May 05, 2018

InSight, the first planetary mission to take off from the West Coast, lifted off at 4:05 a.m. PDT (7:05 a.m. EDT, 1105 UTC) from Space Launch Complex-3 at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California aboard a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket. This is a NASA TV broadcast recording showing launch.

NASA Launches InSight to Mars (Part 2)

Launch Coverage
May 05, 2018

InSight, the first planetary mission to take off from the West Coast, lifted off at 4:05 a.m. PDT (7:05 a.m. EDT, 1105 UTC) from Space Launch Complex-3 at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California aboard a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket. This is a NASA TV broadcast recording showing launch.

InSight L-2 Prelaunch Briefing

News Briefing
May 3, 2018

Watch a prelaunch news briefing to learn about the InSight and MarCO missions, as well as their upcoming launch.

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InSight: L-30 News Conference - Digging Deep on Mars

News Briefing
March 29, 2018

Watch a news briefing with the mission team to hear all about the InSight mission and the upcoming launch. Read news article ››

Speakers:

  • Thomas Zurbuchen Associate Administrator, NASA’s Science Mission Directorate in Washington
  • Bruce Banerdt InSight Principal Investigator, NASA JPL
  • Tom Hoffman InSight Project Manager, NASA JPL
  • Jaime Singer InSight Instrument Deployment Lead, NASA JPL

Looking Deep: The InSight Mission to Mars

von Karman Lecture
Feb. 22, 2018

NASA's InSight lander will look at Mars anew, from the inside out. Hear about how the lander's instruments will take the planet's temperature, look for marsquakes, and study its reflexes, to uncover clues as to how rocky planets form and evolve.

Speaker:
Troy Lee Hudson Technologist, NASA JPL

InSight Cleanroom

Facebook Live
Jan. 23, 2018

Live from the cleanroom! Get a last look at InSight, NASA's next Mars lander, before it sets off for the Red Planet in May 2018.

Speaker:
Dr. Bruce Banerdt InSight Principal Investigator, NASA JPL

The InSight Mission: Journey to the Center of Mars

von Karman Lecture
Dec. 3, 2015

InSight, NASA's next Mars lander, is unlike previous missions to Mars, that have focused on studying surface features and chemistry. The lander explores the planet's inner space from Elysium Planitia, seeking the very fingerprints of early planet formation.

Speaker:
Dr. Bruce Banerdt InSight Principal Investigator, NASA JPL