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Two CubeSats to go to Mars with InSight

Many of NASA’s most iconic spacecraft towered over the engineers who built them: think Voyagers 1 and 2, Cassini or Galileo — all large machines that could measure up to a school bus. But in the past two decades, mini-satellites … Continue reading

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Bound for Mars: First interplanetary launch from California

In the early morning hours of May 5, millions of Californians will have an opportunity to witness a sight they have never seen before – the historic first interplanetary launch from America’s West Coast. On board the 189-foot-tall (57.3-meter) United … Continue reading

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NASA Mars Report, March 30, 2018

NASA’s InSight arrives at Vandenberg AFB and readies for launch, Opportunity uses its abrasion tool for the first time in 300 sols, and Curiosity celebrates 2,000 Martian days on the Red Planet. For more about all of NASA’s Mars missions, … Continue reading

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InSight: Digging deep into Mars

On March 29, 2018, NASA held a press briefing at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory about its InSight mission, which is scheduled for launch as early as May 5, 2018, from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The video shows the … Continue reading

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Getting ready to study the heart of Mars

NASA is about to go on a journey to study the center of Mars. The space agency held a news conference today at its Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, detailing the next mission to the Red Planet. InSight — … Continue reading

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‘Marsquakes’ could shake up planetary science

Starting next year, scientists will get their first look deep below the surface of Mars. That’s when NASA will send the first robotic lander dedicated to exploring the planet’s subsurface. InSight, which stands for Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, will … Continue reading

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InSight mission media briefing, March 29

NASA’s next mission to the Red Planet will be the topic of a media briefing at 2 p.m. PDT (5 p.m. EDT) Thursday, March 29, at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. The briefing will air live on NASA … Continue reading

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InSight: Tour a Mars robot test lab

NASA’s InSight lander looks a bit like an oversized crane game: when it lands on Mars this November, its robotic arm will be used to grasp and move objects on another planet for the first time. And like any crane … Continue reading

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InSight spacecraft arrives at launch site

NASA’s InSight spacecraft has arrived at Vandenberg Air Force Base in central California to begin final preparations for a launch this May. The spacecraft was shipped from Lockheed Martin Space, Denver, today and arrived at Vandenberg at 3:49 p.m. PST … Continue reading

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NASA Mars Report, February 26, 2018

NASA’s Curiosity finds crystals, Opportunity celebrates her 5,000th day on Mars, and the MarCO smallsats get solar arrays. [More at link]

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