Eddie Irizarry of the Sociedad de Astronomía del Caribe (Astronomical Society of the Caribbean) has been a NASA Solar System Ambassador since 2004. He loves public outreach and has published multiple astronomy articles for EarthSky, as well as for newspapers in Puerto Rico. He has also offered dozens of conferences related to asteroids and comets at the Arecibo Observatory.
Launch window for Mars InSight opens May 5, 2018. It’ll be the 1st interplanetary mission to go up from the U.S. West Coast. NASA said: “InSight’s pre-dawn launch may be visible for more than 10 million Californians … “