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April 19, 2018
NASA's Mars Cube One, or MarCO, is heading to deep space to test a first-of-its-kind technology demonstration: near-real-time communication between Earth and Mars using CubeSats. Learn more about the MarCO mission at: https://go.nasa.gov/marco_launch
April 06, 2018
NASA's InSight will be the first interplanetary launch from America's West Coast. Residents in some of California's coastal communities could get a front row seat. Here's when and where to see it.
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.
March 29, 2018
NASA's next mission to Mars is weeks away from launch. InSight is more than a Mars mission. Its team members hope to unlock the mysteries of the formation and evolution of rocky planets, including Earth.
March 28, 2018
Are there earthquakes on Mars? Or rather, "marsquakes?" And what could they teach us about the Red Planet? Find out more in this 60-second video from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
March 08, 2018
Virtually explore a Mars simulation facility used by engineers to practice operating NASA's InSight lander, slated to launch in May 2018. Hear from engineer Marleen Martinez Sundgaard as you explore the In-Situ Instrument Lab at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, and see how the spacecraft will deploy its seismometer. Not all browsers support viewing 360 videos. YouTube supports their playback on computers using Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Opera browsers. Use the YouTube app to view it on a smart phone. For more about the mission, visit http://mars.nasa.gov/insight
March 07, 2018
NASA's InSight spacecraft arrived at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, to begin final preparations for launch. InSight will be the first mission to look deep beneath the Martian surface, studying the planet's interior by listening for marsquakes and measuring its heat output. It will be the first planetary spacecraft to launch from this west coast launch facility. The launch period for InSight opens May 5, 2018 and continues through June 8, 2018.
February 26, 2018
NASA's Curiosity finds crystals, Opportunity celebrates her 5,000th day on Mars and the MarCO smallsats get solar arrays.
February 21, 2018
We know what "The Red Planet" looks like from the outside -- but what's going on under the surface of Mars? Find out more in the 60-second video from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
January 31, 2018
In the first episode of a new JPL video series, we celebrate the 14th anniversary of the Opportunity rover, show you a recent panoramic view from the Curiosity rover, look at ice deposits spotted by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and check out the latest test on the InSight lander, heading to the Red Planet in May 2018. The NASA Mars Report will bring you regular updates on Mars exploration. For information on all our Mars missions: https://mars.nasa.gov/
January 23, 2018
While in the landed configuration for the last time before arriving on Mars, NASA's InSight lander was commanded to deploy its solar arrays to test and verify the exact process that it will use on the surface of the Red Planet. During the test on Jan. 23, 2018, in a Lockheed Martin clean room in Littleton, Colorado, engineers and technicians evaluated that the solar arrays fully deployed and conducted an illumination test to confirm that the solar cells were collecting power. This time lapse video of the deployment is courtesy Lockheed Martin Space. For more information about the InSight mission, visit mars.nasa.gov/insight/
October 27, 2017
Vice President Mike Pence joined NASA Associate Administrator for the Science Mission Directorate, Thomas Zurbuchen for a close-up view of NASA's Mars InSight spacecraft during a visit to Lockheed Martin's facility in Littleton, Colorado, on Thursday, October 26. InSight is being prepped for a May 2018 launch to the Red Planet, with a landing in November. It will study the deep interior of Mars, with a primary goal of helping scientists understand how rocky planets - including Earth - formed and evolved.
July 27, 2017
Animation of the Interior exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) lander deploying its instruments on the surface of Mars.
June 18, 2015
Two miniature satellites will be hitching a ride to the Red Planet to get a front row seat for InSight 's landing on Mars.
July 15, 2014
Time lapse video of the Heat Flow and Physical Properties Package (HP3) "mole" probing to depth in a test.
August 20, 2012
Mission team members for InSight, the new Mars lander mission selected by NASA to launch in 2016, explain how the spacecraft will advance our knowledge of Mars' history and rocky planet evolution.