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50 – The Journey to Mars is Hyperbolic (feat. Mark Wallace)

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NASA’s InSight lander arrives on Mars on November 26th. It is an exciting event that ends the 7 month cruise phase since its launch on May 5th. But how did it get there? NASA JPL’s Mark Wallace, the Lead Trajectory Analyst for InSight’s, joins Jake and explains how to plan a journey across the solar system.

We Talk InSight’s Trajectory

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