October 31, 2018

L-30 News Briefing

NASA discusses landing the first-ever mission to study the heart of Mars. InSight (Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport) will be the topic of this media briefing, which looks forward to the lander’s Nov. 26 arrival at the Red Planet.

InSight will study the deep interior of Mars to learn how all rocky planets, including Earth and its Moon, formed. The lander’s instruments include a seismometer to detect marsquakes and a probe to monitor the flow of heat in the planet's subsurface.

Briefing participants include:

  • Lori Glaze, acting director of the Planetary Science Division, NASA Headquarters, Washington
  • Bruce Banerdt, InSight principal investigator, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California
  • Tom Hoffman, InSight project manager at JPL
  • Sue Smrekar, InSight deputy principal investigator at JPL
  • Jaime Singer, InSight instrument deployment lead at JPL


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