Media Contacts

Media team shown sitting in mission control A media and social media briefing days before InSight’s launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base. Credit: NASA/KSC
Policy/Program Management
NASA Headquarters | Washington, D.C.

Dwayne Brown

JoAnna Wendel

InSight Mission
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory | Pasadena, California

D.C. Agle
818-653-6297 (cell)

Andrew Good
626-840-4291 (cell)

Jia-Rui Cook
626-524-6483 (cell)

Lockheed Martin Space | Denver, Colorado

Dani Hauf

NASA Discovery Program
Marshall Space Flight Center | Huntsville, Alabama

Molly Porter

Science Payload Instruments

Seismic Experiment for Interior Structure
Paris, France

Claire Dramas
Centre National d’Études Spatiales (CNES)

Philippe Labrot
IPGP - Planétologie et Sciences Spatiales Université Paris

Technology Demonstration

Mars Cube One
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory | Pasadena, California

Andrew Good
626-840-4291 (cell)

Heat Flow and Physical Properties Package
Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR) | Berlin, Germany

Manuela Braun

Products and Events

News Releases, Features and Status Reports

Mission news, updates and feature stories about InSight will be available at:, and

Video and Images

Video and images related to the InSight mission are available at:, and Appendix: Gallery

Images in this press kit should be credited NASA/JPLCaltech unless otherwise specified.

The NASA image use policy is available here.

The JPL image use policy is available here.

Media Events

The most up-to-date information about upcoming InSight media events and where they may be viewed can be found on the InSight launch page. More information on NASA TV and streaming channels can be found below in the press kit’s “how to watch” section.


A news conference presenting an overview of the mission is taking place at NASA Headquarters on Oct. 31, 2018, at 1:30 p.m. EDT (10:30 p.m. PDT).

Pre-landing briefings open to pre-accredited news media are scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 21, at 1 and 2 p.m. EST (10 and 11 a.m. PST), and Sunday, Nov. 25, at 1 p.m. EST (10 a.m. PST), at JPL. A NASA Social speakers’ program scheduled for 4 p.m. EST (1 p.m. PST), Sunday, Nov. 25, is also open to accredited news media. A post-landing briefing will be held on the afternoon of Nov. 26 no earlier than 5 p.m. EST (2 p.m. PST).

Live Landing Commentary

A live video feed of key landing activities and commentary from Mission Control at JPL will be broadcast at 11 a.m. PST (2 p.m. EST). Notification of landing is expected to be received in Mission Control around noon PST (3 p.m. EST).

A separate clean feed from Mission Control will also be available.

On-Site media Logistics


The on-site newsroom at JPL, where reporters may request interviews and file their stories, is expected to be open on Wednesday, Nov. 21; Sunday, Nov. 25; and Monday, Nov. 26. Media may still call for interviews on Friday, Nov. 23, and Saturday, Nov. 24.


Media tours of key locations, including mission control and the InSight testbed, will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 21, and Sunday, Nov. 25. Media wishing to join a tour must have a JPL media credential and must make a reservation with the JPL Media Relations Office at 818-354-5011 or sign up in person at the JPL newsroom.


Members of the media may arrange interviews on site at the JPL newsroom or by calling 818-354-5011.

Key InSight team members are also expected to be available to the media for a pre-set window of time the morning of InSight’s landing on Mars.

How to Watch (Live and On Demand)

News briefings and launch commentary will be streamed on NASA TV,, and (On-demand recordings will also be available after the live events have finished on the YouTube and Ustream pages.) A clean feed of landing from Mission Control will be streamed and archived on and Any additional feeds or streams will be listed in the “Watch Online” section of

NASA TV channels are digital C-band signals carried by QPSK/DVB-S modulation on satellite Galaxy-13, transponder 11, at 127 degrees west longitude, with a downlink frequency of 3920 MHz, vertical polarization, data rate of 38.80 MHz, symbol rate of 28.0681 Mbps and 3/4 FEC. A Digital Video Broadcast-compliant Integrated Receiver Decoder is needed for reception.

LiveU Multipoint is also available for media. Please contact the JPL newsroom for more details.

Follow InSight and MarCO in Real-Time

Through NASA’s Eyes on the Solar System, the public can follow the path of InSight in real-time as it travels through the inner solar system toward Mars and hits the top of the Martian atmosphere. The two MarCO CubeSats, which expect to fly by Mars when InSight lands, can also be followed in real-time.

Eyes is available on the Web at

Experience InSight

The public can also experience what it’s like to open InSight’s solar panels and place instruments on the Martian surface after landing in a special web interactive available at

Screenshot of Insight web interactive

Additional Resources on the Web

Online and PDF versions of this press kit are available here.

Additional detailed information about InSight is available here.

Social Media

Join the conversation and get mission updates from InSight, JPL and NASA via these accounts: