Episode 8: BONUS EPISODE: InSight Mars Landing Review

In this episode, Beth discusses:

  • NASA Lands on Mars (earlier this week) with InSight
  • The who, what, where, when and why this Mars mission, and what it means for us on Earth.
  • The excitement of landing in “the most boring place on Mars.”

Key Takeaways:

  • Entry and decent are the most critical parts of any landing mission.
  • Each landing tells us what we can do new.
  • When we understand what’s around us, it helps us understand our place in space.
  • Happy 20th Birthday, International Space Station!

“Looking at Mars planetary history helps define our planetary history.”Beth Mund


About Beth Mund:

Beth’s love for space started as a Space Camp attendee at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, where she would return years later as an instructor. After grad school, Beth worked as a journalist, a technical writer for Motorola, and then went on to serve as a Public Affairs Officer for the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. In addition, Beth worked to support the International Space Station program as a communication specialist. In Chicago, Beth worked as a corporate communication advisor to Fortune 50 companies including Allstate and United Airlines. She’s worked as a college instructor, a political advisor, and public relations manager for her hometown city. Beth recently founded Stellar Communications, LLC and travels the country as a keynote speaker- inspiring audiences with her lessons learned from our nation’s space program. She’s the host of the Casual Space Podcast, and a self-proclaimed space geek.

Connect with Beth Mund:

Email: bethisbeth@me.com & askbeth@casualspacepodcast.com
Website: bethmund.com
Facebook: @BethMund

Image Credit:

By ESA – European Space Agency & Max-Planck Institute for Solar System Research for OSIRIS Team ESA/MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/RSSD/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA – http://www.esa.int/spaceinimages/Images/2007/02/True-colour_image_of_Mars_seen_by_OSIRIS, CC BY-SA 3.0-igo, Link