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Dream Big with Small Spacecraft

The first CubeSat mission to deep space will launch in May.Read More >>


From California to Mars!

On May 5, millions of Californians may witness the historic first interplanetary launch from America's West Coast.Read More >>Watch in Person >>


NASA is Ready to Study the Heart of Mars

InSight, the first mission dedicated to studying Mars' interior, leaves Earth in 30 days.Read More >>Watch the Webcast >>
To Launch
May 05 2018
Artist's concept of the InSight rocket on the launchpad to Mars

'Rock it' to Mars
From the West Coast on May 5

InSight is scheduled to launch from the California coast to the plains of Mars on May 5, 2018. This is the first launch to another planet from the West Coast. A whole new region of the country will witness the start of an interplanetary journey when InSight soars into predawn skies.

InSight Mars Roadshow

We are going on the road and coming to a city near you! Stop by, chat with NASA scientists and engineers, and learn about marsquakes, and how InSight will study in-depth the "inner space" of Mars: its crust, mantle and core. Cities and Tour Dates ››

This week in San Francisco, CA
April 18 - 22, 2018
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Pier 15 Embarcadero at Green St.
Get directions ››

Upcoming Events

InSight Mars Roadshow April 18 - 22, 2018 San Francisco, CA Exploratorium
InSight Mars Roadshow April 27-29, 2018 San Luis Obispo, CA San Luis Obispo Children's Museum
InSight Mars Roadshow April 28, 2018 San Luis Obispo, CA Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
InSight Mars Roadshow May 2, 2018 Lompoc, CA Dick DeWees Community & Senior Center
InSight Mars Roadshow May 2 - 3, 2018 Santa Maria, CA Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum
InSight Mars Roadshow May 3, 2018 Lompoc, CA Lompoc Public Library - Grossman Gallery
InSight's Roadshow May 4, 2018 Santa Maria, CA Allan Hancock College
InSight's Launch May 5, 2018 Vandenberg AFB, CA Vandenberg Air Force Base
Official Viewing Locations May 5, 2018 Lompoc, CA Lompoc City Airport | St. Mary's Episcopal Church
InSight Mars Roadshow May 19, 2018 Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara Museum Of Natural History