ForeSight, a fully functional, full-size model of NASAs InSight lander, practices deploying a model of the landers Wind and Thermal Shield. This testing was done at NASAs Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.

ForeSight, a fully functional, full-size model of NASA's InSight lander, practices deploying a model of the lander's Wind and Thermal Shield while engineers Phil Bailey (left) and Jaime Singer (center) look on. The Wind and Thermal Shield protects InSight's seismometer. This testing was done at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.

Bailey is wearing sunglasses to block the bright yellow lights in the test space, which mimic sunlight as it appears on Mars.

JPL, a division of Caltech in Pasadena, California, manages InSight for NASA's Science Mission Directorate in Washington. InSight is part of NASA's Discovery Program, managed by the agency's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. The InSight spacecraft was built and tested by Lockheed Martin Space in Denver, Colorado.

For more information about the mission, go to https://mars.nasa.gov/insight.

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