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I Feel Mars. Move. Under My Feet

Artist concept of NASA's InSight on Mars. Photo: NASA/JPL
Artist concept of NASA's InSight on Mars. Photo: NASA/JPL

Did you know there are earthquakes on Mars. Or would you call them Mars-quakes?

Bruce Banerdt wants to study the seismic activity on Mars. To do that, he’s leading the Mars InSight mission -- it’s a lander heading to the red planet in 2018. The mission was delayed due to a leak in one of the sensors. But it's back on track, targeting a launch in 2018 to head to the red planet.

Banerdy joins us from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab out in Pasadena to brings us up to speed on this martian-quake hunter.

Brendan Byrne is Central Florida Public Media's Assistant News Director, managing the day-to-day operations of the newsroom, editing daily news stories, and managing the organization's internship program. Byrne also hosts Central Florida Public Media's weekly radio show and podcast "Are We There Yet?" which explores human space exploration, and the weekly news roundup podcast "The Wrap."