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NASA's Next Mars Lander Spreads its Solar Wings

NASA's next mission to Mars passed a key test Tuesday, extending the solar arrays that will power the InSight spacecraft once it lands on the Red Planet this November.Read More >>


More Than 2.4 Million Names Are Going to Mars

Last month, NASA invited members of the public to send their names to Mars. And the public responded loud and clear.Read More >>View the World Participation Map >>


NASA's Next Mars Mission to Investigate Interior of Red Planet

Preparation of NASA's next spacecraft to Mars, InSight, has ramped up this summer, on course for launch next May from Vandenberg Air Force Base in central California -- the first interplanetary launch in history from America's West Coast.Read More >>Mission Overview >>
To Launch
Artist's concept of the InSight rocket on the launchpad to Mars

'Rock it' to Mars
From the West Coast in May 2018!

InSight launches from the California coast to the plains of Mars in May 2018. The mission is an "inner space" explorer that will give Mars its first thorough check up since the planet formed 4.5 billion years ago.

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