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Jim Green, chief scientist, NASA
Bruce Banerdt, InSight principal investigator at JPL
Suzanne Smrekar, InSight deputy principal investigator at JPL
Tom Hoffman, InSight project manager at JPL
Ashitey Trebi-Ollennu, Mars InSight instrumentation deployment lead engineer at JPL
Joel Steinkraus, MarCO mechanical lead at JPL
Anne Marinan, MarCO systems engineer at JPL
Mic Woltman, chief, Fleet Systems Integration Branch, NASA’s Launch Services Program
InSight Live Launch Coverage on NASA TV, May 5, 6:30 a.m. ET (3:30 a.m. PT)
Watch the InSight live launch coverage on NASA TV at: www.nasa.gov/nasalive.
NASA’s next mission to Mars – the Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport spacecraft (InSight) – is scheduled to launch as early as Saturday, May 5, from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. InSight’s liftoff aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex-3 is targeted for 7:05 a.m. EDT (4:05 a.m. PDT) at the opening of a two-hour launch window, making it also the first interplanetary mission to take off from the West Coast.
This is the third mission in the robust schedule for NASA’s Launch Services Program this year, launching six missions in just six months, with six different rocket configurations, from six launch sites.