“There’s a reason engineers call landing on Mars ‘seven minutes of terror.' We can’t joystick the landing, so we have to rely on the commands we pre-program into the spacecraft."
— Rob Grover, Lead for InSIGHT’s entry, descent and landing (EDL), NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA
“Previous missions haven't gone more than skin-deep at Mars. InSIGHT scientists can’t wait to explore the deeper heart of Mars.”
— Sue Smrekar, InSIGHT Mission Deputy Principal Investigator, Jet Propulsion Lab, Pasadena, CA
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