Several members of the Mars InSight team accepted a proclamation on behalf of the mission from L.A. County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, Feb. 19.
"I've always wanted to say this: 'mission accomplished.'" That's how 5th District Supervisor Kathryn Barger began the presentation. She said, "I want to thank the incredible team at JPL, who has gone above and beyond to really propel Los Angeles County into the future as a leader in science and technology."
InSight Project Manager Tom Hoffman noted that although all five team members present at the ceremony live within Barger's district, the team includes people from all over L.A. County, other states and other countries. Hoffman said he was proud to represent all of them.
"It really takes more than a village to build a spacecraft; it takes an entire planet to build this particular spacecraft," Hoffman said.
Watch the proclamation ceremony, starting at 44:44, at: http://lacounty.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=1&clip_id=6038
News Media ContactAndrew Good
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.