Follow this link to go to the text only version of nasa.gov
NASA -National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Follow this link to skip to the main content
+ Text Only Site
+ Site Help & Preferences
Go
ABOUT NASALATEST NEWSMULTIMEDIAMISSIONSMyNASAWORK FOR NASA

+ NASA Home
+ MSFC Home
Marshall Space Flight Center
MARSHALL HOME
ABOUT MARSHALL
MICHOUD ASSEMBLY FACILITY
MARSHALL NEWS
MULTIMEDIA
MISSIONS
MARSHALL EVENTS
EDUCATION
DOING BUSINESS WITH US
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
SPACE SHUTTLE PROPULSION
SPACE SYSTEMS
SPACE TRANSPORTATION
SAFETY
Go
Discovery Program bannerDiscovery and New Frontiers banner

Discovery Program intro banner
+ NASA Home > Centers > Marshall Home > Marshall News > Discovery

  OVERVIEW
 
  Active Discovery Missions

Artist's impression of the MESSENGER spacecraft in orbit at Mercury MESSENGER
A mission to study Mercury, the least-explored terrestrial planet in our solar system.
> More about Messenger

Artist's concept depicting Stardust encounter with comet Wild 2 in January 2004 Stardust
A mission to bring cosmic samples to Earth.
> More about Stardust


An artist's rendering of Deep Impact Deep Impact
A smashing success, offering a first look inside a comet.
> More about Deep Impact


Artist concept of the ASPERA-3 device, created to study the interaction between the solar wind and the Martian atmosphere ASPERA-3
A mission to study the interaction between the solar wind and Martian atmosphere.
> More about ASPERA-3

Artist's concept of Dawn Spacecraft with Hartmann background Dawn
A mission to visit the two oldest asteroids in our solar system.
> More about Dawn

Artist's concept of Kepler Kepler
A mission to find Earth-like planets around stars beyond our solar system.
> More about Kepler

Artist's concept of Moon Mineralogy Mapper (M3) data Moon Mineralogy Mapper
A mission of opportunity to map the lunar surface.
> More about Moon Mineralogy Mapper



Completed Discovery Missions

Mars Pathfinder landing concept Mars Pathfinder
A mission to explore the surface of Mars.
> More about Mars Pathfinder


Artist's concept of NEAR spacecraft Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous (NEAR)
A mission to explore the asteroid Eros.
> More about NEAR


Artist's concept of the Lunar Prospector spacecraft in lunar orbit Lunar Prospector
A mission to globally map lunar resources, gravity and magnetic fields.
> More about Lunar Prospector

Artist's concept showing the Genesis spacecraft in collection mode Genesis
A mission to catch a wisp of raw Sun material for return to Earth.
> More about Genesis

Artist's concept of CONTOUR Comet Nucleus Tour (CONTOUR)
A mission to encounter and study two very different comets.
> More about CONTOUR




 
  OTHER RESOURCES 
 
 An artist's rendering of Deep Impact
Discovery and New Frontiers Resources
+ Read news
+ Program office
+ Fact sheet (PDF, 227 KB)
 


  MEDIA CONTACTS 
 
 Members of the media, please contact:

Steve Roy
Marshall Space Flight Ctr.
(256) 544-0034

 


 

+ Home
 


+ Back to Top



+ Freedom of Information Act
+ Budgets, Strategic Plans and Accountability Reports
+ The President's Management Agenda
+ Privacy Policy and Important Notices
+ Inspector General Hotline
+ Equal Employment Opportunity Data Posted Pursuant to the No Fear Act
+ Information-Dissemination Priorities and Inventories
+ USA.gov
+ ExpectMore.gov
NASA
Editor: Brooke Boen
NASA Official: Brian Dunbar
Last Updated: April 12, 2008
+ Contact Marshall
+ SiteMap