NASA Recaps InSight Mars Landing – Success trip to red planet🛰

InSight team talk landing

NASA Recaps InSight Mars Landing – watch the excitement!

Mars has just received its newest robotic resident. NASA’s Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) lander successfully touched down on the Red Planet. This after an almost seven-month, 300-million-mile (458-million-kilometer) journey from Earth.  The landing had the the attention across the globe.  It is unlikely anyone with access to a TV missed the amazing mission.

This is the post landing news briefing at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.

Speakers include: Jim Bridenstine – NASA Administrator, NASA Headquarters.  Michael Watkins, JPL Director, NASA JPL.  Tom Hoffman – InSight Project Manager, NASA JPL.  Andy Klesh – MarCO Chief Engineer, NASA JPL.  Elizabeth Barrett, InSight Instrument Operations Lead, NASA JPL

It all went to plan.  One of the most exciting space missions.  The Lander will provide data earth needs to study the red planet.  We wonder how effective it will be.


Were you watching?  Wasn’t it breathtaking to listen to the stages of landing?

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