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 will take place at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., on March 29, 2018, at 2 p.m. PDT (5 p.m. EDT).
If a May 5 launch attempt is still planned, a pre-launch briefing open to accredited news media and NASA Social participants is scheduled on May 3, 2018, at 1 p.m. PDT (4 p.m. EDT) at Vandenberg Air Force Base. This program will be broadcast and streamed. A post-launch news conference at Vandenberg Air Force Base may begin approximately two to three hours after launch.
U.S. media are invited to view the InSight lander Friday, April 6, at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, where it undergoes final tests for its May launch. Media planning to attend this event must send their driver's license number and state of issue, date of birth, and name of their media outlet and editor's contact information, to 2nd Lt. Amy Rasmussen at email@example.com no later than 12 p.m. PDT (3 p.m. EDT), Friday, March 30. Due to space restrictions, only two representatives from each media outlet will be allowed to participate. More information will be provided to registered media regarding access, arrival and event times as details are finalized.
A live video feed of key launch activities and commentary from the mission control room at Vandenberg Air Force Base will be broadcast. If a May 5 launch attempt is still planned, it is expected to be broadcast starting at 3:30 a.m. PDT (6:30 a.m. EDT). The first launch opportunity begins at 4:05 a.m. PDT (7:05 a.m. EDT) on May 5 and lasts for two hours.
The first launch opportunity begins at 4:05 a.m. PDT (7:05 a.m. EDT) on May 5 and lasts for two hours.
News media representatives who would like to cover the InSight launch and pre-launch media briefings in person at Vandenberg Air Force Base must be accredited through Vandenberg. Journalists may contact Lt. Amy Rasmussen at 805-606-3595 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Non-U.S. journalists must apply for credentials by Monday, April 2, 12:00 p.m. PDT (3:00 p.m. EDT); U.S. journalists by Wednesday, April 18, 12:00 p.m. PDT (3:00 p.m. EDT).
Interviews in the Vandenberg area may be arranged by calling a JPL media representative at 626-864-0552 or 626-773-0370.
On May 5, there will be two official public viewing sites in Lompoc (one at the Lompoc Airport and the other at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church) that are open to all. More information on these sites is available here.
Additional Resources on the Web
Online and PDF versions of this press kit are available at here.
Additional detailed information about InSight is available here.