November 25, 2018

NASA's Mars Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) spacecraft is on track for a soft touchdown on the surface of the Red Planet on Nov. 26.

Briefing participants include:


  • Stephanie L. Smith, NASA-JPL Social Media Team

NASA HQ Overview

  • Thomas Zurbuchen, Associate Administrator for the Science Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters

Science Panel

  • Sue Smrekar, InSight Deputy Principal Investigator, NASA-JPL
  • Philippe Laudet, SEIS Project Manager, CNES
  • Tilman Spohn, HP 3 Principal Investigator, DLR
  • Jim Green, NASA Chief Scientist, HQ

Experience InSight Demo

  • Jason Craig, technical producer, NASA-JPL

Engineering Panel

  • Farah Alibay, InSight Payload Systems Engineer, NASA-JPL
  • Aline Zimmer, InSight EDL Systems Engineer, NASA-JPL
  • Ashitey Trebi-Ollennu, InSight Instrument Deployment System Ops Lead, NASA-JPL
  • Tim Priser, Quality Director, Lockheed Martin Space


  • Andy Klesh, MarCO Chief Engineer, NASA-JPL
  • Anne Marinan, MarCO-B Mission Manager, NASA-JPL




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