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

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 Porkchop Plots InSight Press Kit Previous Coverage of InSight Episode 36: Systems Engineering InSight (feat. Farah Alibay) Episode 41: Thirty Years to the Centre of Mars (feat. Bruce Banerdt, Philippe Lognonné, and Tim Linn) Follow Mark Wallace Mark Wallace Twitter Follow Jake & WeMartians Website (www.wemartians.com) Patreon (www.patreon.com/wemartians) The WeMartians Travel Grant WeMartians Shop (shop.wemartians.com) Check out all the new merchandise out in time for the holidays! Twitter (@we_martians)  Jake’s Twitter (@JakeOnOrbit) The Off-Nominal Podcast Episode 14 with Gary Napier from Lockheed Martin New Merchandise! We've got a whole bunch of new merchandise in our shop! Check out the new designs, including Off-Nominal gear! Our Sponsor WeMartians is sponsored by MOVA Globes. Visit the site and use the code WEMARTIANS for 10% off your order of one of these really great looking pieces shipping to the Americas. They rotate without cords or batteries! Patrons, check your Patreon account for a special Patron-only discount code. Thanks to MOVA Globes for helping us explore Mars together. Check out their Moon globe! They did a great blog post featuring five of its prominent features, and also a sweet eclipse-primer last year that has the best GIF ever. WeMartians music is “RetroFuture”, “Electrodoodle”, and “On My Way” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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