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What’s inside Mars?

Watch the archived webcast about our next mission to Mars - InSight.Watch archived webcast >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>
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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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Upcoming Events

von Kármán Lecture Series February 22-23, 2018 - 7pm Pasadena, CA Looking Deep: The InSight Mission to Mars
InSight Mars Roadshow March 30 - 31, 2018 Redding, CA Turtle Bay Exploration Park
InSight Mars Roadshow April 13 - 15, 2018 Sacramento, CA Powerhouse Science Center
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 May 2 - 3, 2018 Santa Maria, CA Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum
InSight Mars Roadshow April 28, 2018 San Luis Obispo, CA Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
InSight Mars Roadshow May 3, 2018 Lompoc, CA Lompoc Public Library - Grossman Gallery
InSight's Launch May 5, 2018 Vandenberg AFB, CA Vandenberg Air Force Base
InSight Mars Roadshow May 19, 2018 Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara Museum Of Natural History

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 ››