Meet The Goddard Instrument Field Team

  • Released Thursday, May 21, 2020
View full credits

This video is an introduction into the world of the Goddard Instrument Field Team, known as GIFT. This team of scientists conducts fieldwork all over the world at sites that resemble the Moon, Mars, and other planetary surfaces. These scientists are responsible for developing and testing scientific instrumentation relevant to NASA’s exploration goals, and for carrying out a wide variety of experiments.

Video narrated by: Jerome Hruska

Music Provided by Universal Production Music:
“Let Me Love You Again” - Matthew Anderson
“Crushing It” - Erica Driscoll, Wally Gagel, Xandy Barry
“Behind The Stars” - Danny McCarthy
“To New Heights” – Mark Petrie

NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center has led and supported planetary analog field science campaigns for the last decade focused on addressing fundamental research and testing new instrument technologies. This video gives an overview of the Goddard Instrument Field Team, and includes footage of the unique locations they travel to and equipment they use. The capabilities developed within GIFT provide a unique resource to NASA and the external science community.


Please give credit for this item to:
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

Release date

This page was originally published on Thursday, May 21, 2020.
This page was last updated on Wednesday, May 3, 2023 at 1:44 PM EDT.