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Construction to Begin on 2016 NASA Mars Lander
Construction to Begin on 2016 NASA Mars Lander   19 May 2014
NASA and its international partners now have the go-ahead to begin construction on a new Mars lander, after it completed a successful Mission Critical Design Review on Friday. Read More
NASA and French Space Agency Sign Agreement for Mars Mission
NASA and French Space Agency Sign Agreement for Mars Mission   10 Feb 2014
The NASA Administrator and the president of the National Center of Space Studies of France signed an implementing agreement Monday for cooperation on a future NASA Mars lander called InSight. Read More
NASA Awards Launch Services Contract for InSight Mission
NASA Awards Launch Services Contract for InSight Mission   19 Dec 2013
NASA has selected United Launch Services LLC of Centennial, Colo., to launch the Interior Exploration Using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) mission to Mars. Read More
NASA Evaluates Four Candidate Sites for 2016 Mars Mission
NASA Evaluates Four Candidate Sites for 2016 Mars Mission   4 Sep 2013
NASA has narrowed to four the number of potential landing sites for the agency's next mission to the surface of Mars, a 2016 lander to study the planet's interior. Read More
JPL begins work on two new missions to Mars
JPL begins work on two new missions to Mars   22 May 2013
The NASA facility is leading two upcoming missions: A lander that will explore Mars' core in 2016 and a rover, modeled after Curiosity, that will launch in 2020. Read More
New NASA Mission to take First Look Deep Inside Mars
New NASA Mission to take First Look Deep Inside Mars   20 Aug 2012
NASA has selected a new mission, set to launch in 2016, that will take the first look into the deep interior of Mars to see why the Red Planet evolved so differently from Earth as one of our solar system's rocky planets. Read More
Martian Hangover: Can NASA Fill the Void After Curiosity? (Outside Link)
Martian Hangover: Can NASA Fill the Void After Curiosity? (Outside Link)   8 Aug 2012
Planetary mission budgets are shrinking and possible missions fewer and farther between. How can NASA follow up on its landing to return to the Red Planet? Read more: Martian Hangover: Can NASA Fill the Void After Curiosity? - Popular Mechanics Read More
Did the Big One hit the Red Planet? (Outside Link)
Did the Big One hit the Red Planet? (Outside Link)   3 Mar 2012
Scientists have discovered evidence that an avalanche of giant boulders once tumbled down the rock-strewn face of a Martian cliff, offering the first strong hint that earthquakes have shaken the planet in relatively recent times. Read More
NASA's Proposed 'InSight' Lander would Peer to the Center of Mars in 2016
NASA's Proposed 'InSight' Lander would Peer to the Center of Mars in 2016   2 Mar 2012
A Phoenix-like lander that would mine the deepest hole yet into Mars- to a depth of 5 meters - and unveil the nature of the mysterious deep interior and central core of the Red Planet is under consideration by NASA for a 2016 launch... Read More
Proposed Mars Mission Has New Name
Proposed Mars Mission Has New Name   28 Feb 2012
A proposed Discovery mission concept led by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., to investigate the formation and evolution of terrestrial planets by studying the deep interior of Mars now has a new name, InSight. Read More
'Marsquake' May Have Shaken Up Red Planet
'Marsquake' May Have Shaken Up Red Planet   21 Feb 2012
The surface of Mars appears to have been shaken by quakes relatively recently, hinting at the existence of active volcanoes and perhaps reservoirs of liquid water on the Red Planet, a new study suggests. Read More
Recent Geological Activity on the Moon and Mars
Recent Geological Activity on the Moon and Mars   21 Feb 2012
Marsquakes on the red planet and crustal stretching on the Moon show that planet Earth is not the only geologically active body in our local Solar System neighbourhood. Read More
Rocks Hint at Strong Quakes on Mars
Rocks Hint at Strong Quakes on Mars   21 Feb 2012
Geologists see signs that seismic shocks as powerful as magnitude-7 quakes on Earth have rumbled on the Red Planet recently, and such "marsquakes" could be a good thing for the search for life on Mars. Read More
NASA Selects Investigations For Future Key Planetary Mission
NASA Selects Investigations For Future Key Planetary Mission   5 May 2011
NASA has selected three science investigations from which it will pick one potential 2016 mission. Read More
NASA Announces Three New Mission Candidates
NASA Announces Three New Mission Candidates   5 Mar 2011
NASA has selected three science investigations to conduct concept studies as candidates for the next mission in the Discovery Program. Read More
 
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