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Author: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

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Eight stories, one mission to outer space. Follow the drama and hear voices from the InSight mission as it flies to Mars.
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Arrival

Arrival

2018-11-1900:23:488

InSight is lining up to land on Mars. The trip from the top of the atmosphere to the surface of Mars is 6-and-a-half minutes of sheer terror.
We Are the World

We Are the World

2018-11-1900:19:385

Missions to outer space have come a long way since the days of Cold War competition. Farah Alibay finds that building relationships is a big part of building spacecraft.
Worlds of Wonder

Worlds of Wonder

2018-11-1300:20:042

Technology can take you to unexpected places. The MarCO cubesats, flying towards Mars with InSight, are breaking new ground on how far these small satellites can go.
Robots Lend a Hand

Robots Lend a Hand

2018-11-1300:24:171

Ashitey Trebi-Ollennu is in charge of the InSight mission’s robotic arm and hand. His work on space robots has led him to give a helping hand back home.
A Matter of Life and Death

A Matter of Life and Death

2018-11-0500:24:441

Earth is a living, dynamic world thanks to volcanoes and the planetary heat that fuels them. The InSight mission wants to see if Mars also has a heartbeat deep inside its cold exterior.
Space missions often defy the odds, overcoming all obstacles. The people who work on these missions also face challenges to get where they are today. Marleen Martinez Sundgaard, the testbed lead for InSight, personifies this tenacious spirit.
Music of the Spheres

Music of the Spheres

2018-10-2900:26:087

The Earth "rings" when earthquakes strike, just as vibrations through a bell create a ringing sound. The InSight mission will see if tremors cause Mars to chime with its own planetary song.
The Danger of Going to Mars

The Danger of Going to Mars

2018-10-2900:19:09

Many spacecraft have died trying to get to Mars. The current record for Mars missions is 18 successes, and 25 failures. The InSight mission hopes to improve the odds.
Episode 0, Trailer

Episode 0, Trailer

2018-10-1600:01:342

Eight stories, one mission to outer space. “On a Mission,” a new podcast from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, launches October 29.
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Lionel Draper

She is a true HERO,overcome all obstacles to achieve her dream, wish I had 1/4 of her grit!!!!!

Aug 4th
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