Almost Lights Out: See NASA’s InSight Mars Lander’s Final Selfie
The arm needs to move several times in order to capture a full selfie. Because , the team will soon put the lander’s robotic arm in its resting position (called the “retirement pose”) for the last time in May of 2022.
Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) manages the InSight mission for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate. InSight is part of NASA’s Discovery Program, managed by the agency’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Lockheed Martin Space in Denver built the InSight spacecraft, including its cruise stage and lander, and supports spacecraft operations for the mission.