I flew with the next NASA spacecraft that will land on Mars
On February 28th, the US Air Force transported NASA’s InSight lander from Colorado to California, where the spacecraft will launch in May — and I got to tag along for the ride.
Inside a bright, cavernous room, a giant white metal box is rising toward the ceiling. A cable and pulley system tugs the box upward, and it ascends at just an inch a minute.I’m staring at this box along with 30 or so other people, all of whom are wearing white. No, not wearing white — covered in white. Every person sports a white cloth onesie. No hands or shoes can be seen; all are shrouded in...
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