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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-02-28 InSight
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This artist rendition is of the Interior exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) Lander. InSight proposes to place a single geophysical lander on Mars to study its deep interior.
PIA13958:
InSight, a Mars MIssion (Artist Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-20 InSight
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Artist rendition of the formation of rocky bodies in the solar system -- how they form and differentiate and evolve into terrestrial planets.
PIA16078:
Mars Interior (Artist Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-20 InSight
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Artist rendition of the InSight (Interior exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport) Lander.
PIA16079:
Artist's Rendition of InSight
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-03-26 InSight
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This artist's concept depicts the stationary NASA Mars lander known by the acronym InSight at work studying the interior of Mars. InSight is scheduled to launch in March 2016.
PIA17358:
Artist's Concept of InSight Lander on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-17 InSight
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Technicians in a Lockheed Martin clean room near Denver prepare NASA's InSight Mars lander for propulsion proof and leak testing on Oct. 31, 2014. Following the test, the lander was moved to another clean room for start of the mission's ATLO phase.
PIA18884:
Work on NASA's InSight Lander Starts New Phase
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-03-04 InSight
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In the weeks after NASA's InSight mission reaches Mars in September 2016, the lander's arm will lift two science instruments off the deck and place them onto the ground.
PIA19144:
Testing for Instrument Deployment by InSight's Robotic Arm
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-27 InSight
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The Mars lander that NASA's InSight mission will use for investigating how rocky planets formed and evolved is being assembled by Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Denver.
PIA19402:
InSight Lander in Assembly
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-27 InSight
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Spacecraft specialists in a clean room at Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Denver, are working on NASA's InSight spacecraft in this January 2015 scene from the mission's assembly and testing phase.
PIA19403:
InSight Cruise Stage and Lander in Assembly
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-27 InSight
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In this February 2015 scene from a clean room at Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Denver, specialists are building the heat shield to protect NASA's InSight spacecraft when it is speeding through the Martian atmosphere.
PIA19404:
Heat Shield Construction for NASA's InSight Mission
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-27 InSight
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This parachute testing for NASA's InSight mission to Mars was conducted inside the world's largest wind tunnel, at NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California, in February 2015.
PIA19405:
Parachute Testing for NASA's InSight Mission
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-27 InSight
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The solar arrays on NASA's InSight lander are deployed in this test inside a clean room at Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Denver. This configuration is how the spacecraft will look on the surface of Mars. The image was taken on April 30, 2015.
PIA19664:
InSight Lander in Mars-Surface Configuration
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-27 InSight
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Engineers and technicians at Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Denver, run a test of deploying the solar arrays on NASA's InSight lander in this April 30, 2015 image.
PIA19665:
Solar-Array Deployment Test for InSight
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-27 InSight
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In this photo, the back shell of NASA's InSight spacecraft is being lowered onto the mission's lander, which is folded into its stowed configuration.
PIA19666:
Lowering Back Shell onto Stowed InSight Lander
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-27 InSight
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Spacecraft specialists at Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Denver, are preparing to attach the cruise stage of NASA's InSight spacecraft to the top of the spacecraft's back shell in this April 29, 2015, photo.
PIA19667:
Lowering InSight's Cruise Stage onto Back Shell
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-27 InSight
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This photo shows the upper side of the cruise stage of NASA's InSight spacecraft as specialists at Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Denver, attach it to the spacecraft's back shell. The photo was taken on April 29, 2015.
PIA19668:
Top View of InSight's Cruise Stage
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-27 InSight
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In this photo, spacecraft specialists at Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Denver, are reaching up to guide lowering of the parachute cone for installation onto NASA's InSight spacecraft. The photo was taken on April 29, 2015.
PIA19669:
Installing the InSight Spacecraft's Parachute Cone
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-27 InSight
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The science deck of NASA's InSight lander is being turned over in this April 29, 2015, photo from InSight assembly and testing operations inside a clean room at Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Denver.
PIA19670:
Turning the InSight Lander's Science Deck
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-08-18 InSight
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This artist's concept from August 2015 depicts NASA's InSight Mars lander fully deployed for studying the deep interior of Mars.
PIA19811:
Artist's Concept of InSight Lander on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-08-18 InSight
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In this photo, a spacecraft specialist prepares NASA's InSight spacecraft for thermal vacuum testing in the flight system's 'cruise' configuration for its 2016 flight to Mars.
PIA19812:
Preparing NASA's InSight for Space Simulation Testing
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-08-18 InSight
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In this photo, NASA's InSight Mars lander is stowed inside the inverted back shell of the spacecraft's protective aeroshell. It was taken July 13, 2015, in a clean room of spacecraft assembly and test facilities at Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Denver.
PIA19813:
NASA's InSight Lander in Spacecraft's Back Shell
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-08-18 InSight
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The heat shield is suspended above the rest of NASA's InSight spacecraft in this image taken July 13, 2015. The gray cone is the back shell, which together with the heat shield forms a protective aeroshell around the stowed InSight lander.
PIA19814:
InSight Aeroshell Coming Together
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-08-18 InSight
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Spacecraft specialists at Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Denver, prepare NASA's InSight spacecraft for vibration testing as part of assuring that it is ready for the rigors of launch from Earth and flight to Mars.
PIA19815:
Preparing NASA's InSight Spacecraft for Vibration Test
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-12-17 InSight
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The dime-size microchip in this close-up image carries 826,923 names that will go to Mars on NASA's InSight lander. The image was taken in November 2015 inside a clean room at Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Denver, where the lander was built.
PIA20164:
Names-to-Mars Chip for InSight Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-12-17 InSight
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A spacecraft specialist in a clean room at Lockheed Martin Space Systems in Denver affixes a dime-size chip onto the lander deck in November 2015. This chip carries 826,923 names, submitted by the public online from all over the world.
PIA20165:
Names Chip Placed on InSight Lander Deck
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-12-17 InSight
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Personnel supporting NASA's InSight mission to Mars load the crated InSight spacecraft into a C-17 cargo aircraft at Buckley Air Force Base, Denver, for shipment to Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.
PIA20278:
Shipping InSight Mars Spacecraft to California for Launch
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-08-28 InSight
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Members of the InSight mission's assembly, test and launch operations (ATLO) team remove the 'birdcage' from NASA's InSight spacecraft.
PIA21843:
Spacecraft Coming out of Protective Storage
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-08-28 InSight
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The Mars lander portion of NASA's InSight spacecraft is lifted from the base of a storage container in preparation for testing, in this photo taken June 20, 2017, in a Lockheed Martin clean room facility in Littleton, Colorado.
PIA21844:
Hoisting NASA's InSight Lander
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-08-28 InSight
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Lockheed Martin spacecraft specialists check the cruise stage of NASA's InSight spacecraft in this June 22, 2017, photo. The cruise stage will provide vital functions during the flight from Earth to Mars.
PIA21845:
Cruise Stage of NASA's InSight Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-08-28 InSight
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The Seismic Experiment for Interior Structure (SEIS) instrument for NASA's InSight mission to Mars undergoes a checkout in this photo taken July 20, 2017, in a Lockheed Martin clean room facility in Colorado.
PIA21846:
Bench Checkout of InSight's Seismometer Instrument
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-08-28 InSight
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This view shows the top of the science deck of NASA's InSight Mars lander, with the mission's seismometer instrument, heat probe instrument, robotic arm and other gear installed.
PIA21847:
Mars Lander Deck of NASA's InSight Mission
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-01-23 InSight
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While in the landed configuration for the last time before arriving on Mars, NASA's InSight lander was commanded to deploy its solar arrays to test and verify the exact process that it will use on the surface of the Red Planet.
PIA22200:
InSight Lander Solar Array Test
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-01-23 InSight
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While in the landed configuration for the last time before arriving on Mars, NASA's InSight lander was commanded to deploy its solar arrays to test and verify the exact process that it will use on the surface of the Red Planet.
PIA22201:
InSight Lander Solar Array Test
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-01-23 InSight
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While in the landed configuration for the last time before arriving on Mars, NASA's InSight lander was commanded to deploy its solar arrays to test and verify the exact process that it will use on the surface of the Red Planet.
PIA22202:
InSight Lander Solar Array Test
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-01-23 InSight
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While in the landed configuration for the last time before arriving on Mars, NASA's InSight lander was commanded to deploy its solar arrays to test and verify the exact process that it will use on the surface of the Red Planet.
PIA22203:
InSight Lander Solar Array Test
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-01-23 InSight
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While in the landed configuration for the last time before arriving on Mars, NASA's InSight lander was commanded to deploy its solar arrays to test and verify the exact process that it will use on the surface of the Red Planet.
PIA22204:
InSight Lander Solar Array Test
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-01-23 InSight
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The solar arrays on NASA's InSight Mars lander were deployed as part of testing conducted Jan. 23, 2018, at Lockheed Martin Space in Littleton, Colorado.
PIA22205:
InSight Lander Solar Array Test
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-01-23 InSight
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Technicians at Lockheed Martin Space in Littleton, Colorado installed a microchip with 1.6 million names submitted by the public to ride along with NASA's InSight mission to Mars.
PIA22206:
InSight's Second Microchip
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-01-24 InSight
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A spacecraft specialist in a clean room at Lockheed Martin Space Systems in Denver affixes a dime-size chip onto the lander deck in November 2015. This chip carries 826,923 names, submitted by the public online from all over the world.
PIA22236:
Second Names Chip is Placed on InSight
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-01-24 InSight
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Second dime-size microchip carrying 1.6 million names gets processed for installation onto NASA's InSight lander.
PIA22237:
Second Microchip Gets Ready for Launch
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-01-25 InSight
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This image is an artist's impression of NASA's InSight lander on Mars. InSight will look for tectonic activity and meteorite impacts.
PIA22226:
InSight Probes the 'Inner Space' of Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-01-25 InSight
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This artist's concept shows NASA's InSight lander, its sensors, cameras and instruments.
PIA22227:
The InSight Lander
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-01-25 InSight
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An artist's rendition of NASA's InSight lander operating on the surface of Mars.
PIA22228:
InSight on the Surface of Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-01-25 InSight
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This image is an artist's rendition of NASA's InSight lander. The lander will seek the fingerprints of the processes that formed the rocky planets of the solar system, more than 4 billion years ago.
PIA22229:
Seeking How Rocky Planets Form
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-01-25 InSight
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An artist's rendition of Mars, highlighting one of InSight's goals, to figure out just how tectonically active Mars is today and how often meteorites impact it.
PIA22230:
Measuring the Pulse of Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-01-25 InSight
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NASA's InSight lander will launch to Mars aboard an Atlas V-401 launch vehicle (shown here), one of the biggest rockets available for interplanetary flight.
PIA22231:
Artist's Concept of the Atlas V-401 Rocket
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-01-25 InSight
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An artist's rendition of how a rocky planet forms. NASA's InSight will seeks the fingerprints of the processes that formed the rocky planets of the solar system, more than 4 billion years ago.
PIA22233:
A Rocky Planet Forms
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-01-25 InSight
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The InSight Team at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, JPL, in June 2015, comprised of scientists and engineers from multiple disciplines and is a unique collaboration between countries and organizations around the world.
PIA22234:
The InSight Team at JPL
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-01-25 InSight
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The InSight Team at Lockheed Martin Space in May, 2017, comprised of scientists and engineers from multiple disciplines and is a unique collaboration between countries and organizations around the world.
PIA22235:
The InSight Team at Lockheed Martin
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-01 InSight
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Personnel supporting NASA's InSight mission to Mars load the crated InSight spacecraft into a C-17 cargo aircraft at Buckley Air Force Base, Denver, for shipment to Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.
PIA22220:
Shipping InSight Mars Spacecraft to California for Launch
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-01 InSight
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A truck carrying NASA s InSight spacecraft leaves Lockheed Martin Space, Denver, where the spacecraft was built and tested, on February 28, 2018. InSight was driven to Buckley Air Force Base.
PIA22225:
Shipping InSight Mars Spacecraft to Buckley Air Force Base
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-01 InSight
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A C-17 cargo aircraft carrying NASA's InSight spacecraft flew from Buckley Air Force Base, Denver, to Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, on February 28, 2018.
PIA22251:
C-17 Shipping InSight Mars Spacecraft to Vandenberg Air Force Base
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-01 InSight
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Personnel supporting NASA's InSight mission to Mars load the crated InSight spacecraft into a C-17 cargo aircraft at Buckley Air Force Base, Denver, for shipment to Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.
PIA22252:
Shipping InSight Mars Spacecraft to California for Launch
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-01 InSight
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Personnel supporting NASA's InSight mission to Mars load the crated InSight spacecraft into a C-17 cargo aircraft at Buckley Air Force Base, Denver, for shipment to Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.
PIA22253:
Shipping InSight Mars Spacecraft to California for Launch
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-04-06 InSight
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NASA's InSight to Mars undergoes final preparations at Vandenberg Air Force Base in Central California, ahead of its launch, expected as early as May 5, 2018.
PIA22254:
Getting Ready for Launch
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-04-09 InSight
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This artist's rendering shows a cutaway of the Seismic Experiment for Interior Structure instrument, or SEIS, which will fly as part of NASA's Mars InSight lander.
PIA22320:
Cutaway of SEIS (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-05-05 InSight
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A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket lifts off from Space Launch Complex 3 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Ca., carrying NASA's InSight Mars lander. Liftoff was on May 5, 2018 at 4:05 a.m. PDT.
PIA22541:
InSight Launch From Distance
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-05-05 InSight
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An Atlas V rocket carrying NASA's InSight lander breaks through cloud cover over Vandenberg Air Force Base on May 5, 2018.
PIA22542:
InSight Launches Through Clouds
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-05-05 InSight
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The gantry rolls back from an Atlas V rocket carrying NASA's InSight Mars lander in preparation for launch.
PIA22543:
InSight During Tower Rollback
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-05-05 InSight
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The payload fairing of the Atlas V rocket that would launch NASA's InSight lander to Mars is lifted up so that it can be mated to the top of the rocket.
PIA22544:
InSight Payload Fairing Lift and Mate
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-08-20 Mars InSight
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This long-exposure image (24 seconds) was taken by Instrument Context Camera (ICC) of NASA's InSight Mars lander. The image shows some of the interior features of the backshell that encapsulates the spacecraft.
PIA22647:
InSight's Inner Sanctum Revealed
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-08-20 InSight
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This artist's concept shows NASA's InSight spacecraft, encapsulated in its aeroshell, as it cruises to Mars.
PIA22547:
InSight Cruises to Mars (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-09-21 Mars InSight
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A camera calibration target sits on the deck of the NASA's InSight lander, adorned with the flags of different nations participating in the mission.
PIA22540:
InSight Camera Calibration Target, Laser Retroreflector, and Microchip
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-10-09 Mars InSight
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Engineers at Lockheed Martin Space, Denver, Colorado, test the solar arrays on NASA's InSight lander several months before launch.
PIA22739:
Pre-Launch Testing of InSight's Solar Arrays
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-10-09 Mars InSight
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Engineers at Lockheed Martin Space, Denver, Colorado, prepare NASA's InSight lander for testing in a thermal vacuum chamber several months before launch.
PIA22740:
Pre-Launch T-VAC Testing on InSight
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-10-09 Mars InSight
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Engineers at Lockheed Martin Space, Denver, Colorado, test the robotic arm on NASA's InSight lander several months before launch.
PIA22741:
Pre-Launch Testing of InSight's Robotic Arm
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-10-10 InSight
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This illustration shows a simulated view of NASA's InSight lander descending towards the surface of Mars on its parachute.
PIA22809:
InSight on Its Parachute (Illustration)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-10-10 InSight
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This illustration shows a simulated view of NASA's InSight lander firing retrorockets to slow down as it descends toward the surface of Mars.
PIA22810:
InSight Heading Down to the Martian Surface (Illustration)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-10-10 InSight
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This illustration shows a simulated view of NASA's InSight lander kicking up dust as it lands on the Martian surface.
PIA22811:
InSight Touching Down on Mars (Illustration)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-10-10 InSight
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This is an illustration showing a simulated view of NASA's InSight lander about to land on the surface of Mars. This view shows the underside of the spacecraft.
PIA22812:
InSight Moments Away From Landing, Underside View (Illustration)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-10-10 InSight
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This is an illustration showing a simulated view of NASA's InSight about to land on the surface of Mars. This view shows the top of the spacecraft.
PIA22813:
InSight Moments Away From Landing, Top View (Illustration)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-10-11 Mars InSight
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NASA's InSight mission tests an engineering version of the spacecraft's robotic arm in a Mars-like environment at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
PIA22806:
InSight Robotic Arm Test Lift of Wind and Thermal Shield
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-10-11 Mars InSight
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An engineering version of the robotic arm on NASA's InSight mission lifts the engineering version of the Heat Flow and Physical Properties Probe (HP3) at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
PIA22807:
InSight Robotic Arm Test Lift of Heat Probe
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-10-23 InSight
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This is an illustration showing NASA's InSight lander separating from its cruise stage as it prepares to enter Mars' atmosphere.
PIA22828:
Illustration of InSight Cruise Stage Separation
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-10-24 InSight
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This artist's concept depicts NASA's InSight lander after it has deployed its instruments on the Martian surface.
PIA22743:
InSight Deploys Its Instruments
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-10-25 InSight
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NASA's InSight spacecraft approaches Mars in this artist's concept.
PIA22099:
InSight Approaching Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-10-25 InSight
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In this artist's impression NASA's InSight spacecraft begins Entry, Descent and Landing (EDL) as it reaches the Martian atmosphere.
PIA22100:
InSight's Entry, Descent and Landing
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-10-30 InSight
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This artist's illustration depicts NASA's InSight lander on Mars.
PIA22745:
InSight - Artist's Illustration
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-11-21 Mars InSight
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This image shows an engineering model of NASA's InSight lander during a rehearsal for instrument deployment in a Mars-like testbed at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California.
PIA22808:
InSight Instrument Deployment Test in JPL Sandbox
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-11-21 Mars InSight
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This image of NASA's InSight spacecraft, taken at Lockheed Martin Space in Littleton, Colorado, shows several of the critical landing systems including the thrusters, lander legs and science deck.
PIA22572:
InSight Landing Systems
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-11-21 InSight
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An artist's impression shows the major interior layers of Earth, Mars and the Moon.
PIA22573:
Planetary Interiors
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-11-25 InSight
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This artist's illustration shows NASA's InSight lander on the surface of Mars, with its solar arrays deployed.
PIA22571:
InSight Lander with Solar Arrays Deployed
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-11-25 InSight
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This image of a footpad on NASA's Insight lander was taken by the Instrument Deployment Camera during the assembly, test and launch operations phase.
PIA22814:
Test Image of InSight Footpad Before Launch
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-11-25 InSight
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This test image of NASA's Insight lander shows the InSight deck and calibration target before launch.
PIA22815:
Test Image of InSight Deck and Calibration Target Before Launch
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-11-25 InSight
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This panorama, created from multiple images, shows the deck of NASA's InSight lander, as well as its solar panels, during the assembly, test and launch operations phase.
PIA22826:
Test Panorama of InSight Deck Before Launch
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-11-25 InSight
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This test image from an engineering model of NASA's InSight lander shows part of the lander's robotic arm.
PIA22827:
Test Raw Image of Robotic Arm in InSight Testbed
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-07 Mars InSight
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This image shows the spectrogram of vibrations (frequency spectrum over time) recorded by two of the three sensors of the short period seismometer on NASA's InSight lander on Mars.
PIA22925:
Vibrations from InSight's First 20 Minutes on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-07 Mars InSight
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This image shows a copy of one of the sensors on NASA InSight's seismometer, compared to a 2-euro coin (about 1 inch wide).
PIA22926:
Small Seismic Sensor on InSight
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-18 Mars InSight
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Engineers practice deploying InSight's instruments in a lab at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
PIA22744:
Practicing InSight Instrument Deployment
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-18 Mars InSight
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Engineers in Pasadena, California, sculpt a gravel-like material to mimic the terrain in front of NASA's InSight lander on Mars.
PIA22879:
Marsforming for InSight
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-18 Mars InSight
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Engineers measure their test lander's 'workspace' -- the terrain where scientists want to set InSight's instruments -- at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
PIA22880:
Measuring the Workspace
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-18 Mars InSight
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The InSight Project Manager (standing) and an engineer wear Microsoft HoloLens augmented reality headsets, which project digital terrain models of InSight's landing location on Mars over a lab space.
PIA22951:
Marsforming With HoloLens
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-18 Mars InSight
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An engineer watches as a test version of NASA's Mars InSight lander grasps a model of the spacecraft's seismometer. This work was done at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
PIA22952:
Inspecting Instrument Deployment
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-18 Mars InSight
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ForeSight, a fully functional, full-size model of NASA's InSight lander, sits in a lab space that has been sculpted to match terrain in front of the real lander on Mars. This work was done at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
PIA22953:
ForeSight's Workspace
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-18 Mars InSight
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ForeSight, a fully functional, full-size model of NASA's InSight lander, grasps a model of the lander's Wind and Thermal Shield. This testing was done at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
PIA22954:
ForeSight's Grapple
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-18 Mars InSight
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ForeSight, a fully functional, full-size model of NASA's InSight lander, practices deploying a model of the lander's Wind and Thermal Shield. This testing was done at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
PIA22955:
Setting the Wind and Thermal Shield
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-02-13 InSight
Heat and Physical Properties Package (HP3)
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This image shows InSight's heat probe, called the Heat and Physical Properties Package (HP3).
PIA23044:
HP3 Being Tested in Germany
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-02-13 InSight
Heat and Physical Properties Package (HP3)
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An artist's concept of InSight's heat probe, called the Heat and Physical Properties Package (HP3), annotates various parts inside of the instrument.
PIA23045:
HP3 Cutaway Rendering (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-02-19 InSight
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This artist's concept shows NASA's InSight lander with its instruments deployed on the Martian surface. Several of the sensors used for studying Martian weather are visible on its deck.
PIA22957:
InSight Collecting Mars Weather Data (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-04-23 Mars InSight
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This video and audio diagram illustrates a seismic event detected by NASA's InSight lander on April 6, 2019, the 128th Martian day, or sol, of the mission.
PIA23176:
InSight's Sol 128 Seismic Event
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-06-05 Mars InSight
Heat and Physical Properties Package (HP3)
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Engineers in a Mars-like test area at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory try possible strategies to aid the Heat Flow and Physical Properties Package (HP3) on NASA's InSight lander, using engineering models of the lander, robotic arm and instrument.
PIA23272:
JPL Engineers Test Heat Probe Strategies
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