Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Want to Join Insignt on Its way to Mars?

Staff Writer, DL Mullan
Mars  / NASA

Do you want to go to Mars but cannot make the trip?  NASA has a way to add your name to the Lander going there called Insight.
InSight (Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport) is a NASA Discovery Program mission that will place a single geophysical lander on Mars to study its deep interior.  
Mission Update: Send your name to the Red Planet aboard InSight

But InSight is more than a Mars mission - it is a terrestrial planet explorer that will address one of the most fundamental issues of planetary and solar system science - understanding the processes that shaped the rocky planets of the inner solar system (including Earth) more than four billion years ago.

By using sophisticated geophysical instruments, InSight will delve deep beneath the surface of Mars, detecting the fingerprints of the processes of terrestrial planet formation, as well as measuring the planet's "vital signs": Its "pulse" (seismology), "temperature" (heat flow probe), and "reflexes" (precision tracking).

Last Day to Register: September 8, 2015 (Midnight ET)

Source: NASA