November 25, 2018

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:

  • Thomas Zurbuchen - Associate Administrator of NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, Headquarters
  • Bruce Banerdt – InSight Principal Investigator, NASA JPL
  • Tom Hoffman – InSight Project Manager, NASA JPL
  • Cody Colley - MarCO-A Mission Manager, NASA JPL
  • Julie Wertz Chen – Entry, Descent and Landing Systems Engineer, NASA JPL




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