Podcast Season .
Season 1: The InSight Mission to Mars
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory presents "On a Mission," a new podcast that explores a single mission to outer space. Season 1 is all about the InSight mission to Mars.
The InSight mission is heading to Mars, but many spacecraft have died trying to get there. The current record for Mars missions is 18 successes, and 25 failures. InSight hopes to improve the odds. .
The Earth "rings" whenever earthquakes strike, just as vibrations moving through a bell creates a ringing sound. The InSight mission will see if tremors cause Mars to chime in with its own planetary song. .
Space missions often defy the odds, overcoming all obstacles. The people who work on these missions also face challenges to get where they are today. Marleen Martinez Sundgaard, the testbed lead for InSight, personifies this tenacious spirit. .