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InSight PRE-LAUNCH BRIEFING, May 3, 2018, VAFB, 4:00 pm ET

NASA will hold a pre-launch briefing for the Mars InSight mission on May 3, 2018 at 4:00 pm ET (1:00 pm Pacific Time) at Vandenberg Air Fore Base, CA.  InSight is scheduled for launch from VAFB on May 5.

The May 3 pre-launch briefing will air live on NASA TV and the agency’s website.  Participants are:

  • Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator for the Science Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters
  • Bruce Banerdt, InSight principal investigator at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • Tom Hoffman, InSight project manager at JPL
  • Annick Sylvestre-Baron, deputy project manager for InSight seismometer investigation at France’s space agency, the Centre National d’Études Spatiales
  • Philippe Lognonné – InSight seismometer investigation lead at the Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris in France
  • Tilman Spohn, investigation lead at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) for the Heat Flow and Physical Properties Probe (HP3), an instrument on InSight
  • Andrew Klesh, MarCO chief engineer at JPL
  • Anne Marinan, MarCO systems engineer at JPL
  • Stu Spath, InSight program manager at Lockheed Martin Space Systems
  • Tim Dunn, launch director with NASA’s Launch Services Program
  • Scott Messer, ULA program manager for NASA launches
  • Col. Michael Hough, commander of the 30th Space Wing at Vandenberg
  • 1st Lt. Kristina Williams, weather officer for the 30th Space Wing


May 3, 2018
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm