Inside InSight: Engineer Helps Land a Spacecraft on Mars

August 2, 2018
  • english

NASA-JPL InSight systems engineer Julie Wertz helps land spacecraft on the Red Planet. This includes entering the atmosphere, deploying a parachute and safely touching down. This process, called entry, descent and landing (EDL), is now a part of her family: her husband worked EDL for NASA's Curiosity rover.

Landing in November 2018, NASA's InSight will probe beneath the surface of Mars, study the planet's interior and shed light on how rocky planets - inside and outside our solar system - form.

Keep up with InSight at: