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Missions to Mars
March 11, 2013

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artist's concept of Mars Science LaboratoryMars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN)
Planned Launch: Late 2013
Arrival: 2014

The Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) spacecraft will provide information about the Red Planet's atmosphere, climate history and potential habitability in greater detail than ever before. MAVEN - based on designs from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and 2001 Mars Odyssey missions - will make definitive scientific measurements of present-day atmospheric loss that will offer clues about the planet's history.
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Artist's rendition of InSightInSight
InSight (Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport) is a proposed NASA Discovery Program mission that will place a single geophysical lander on Mars to study its deep interior.
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artist's concept of futuristic planeBeyond
NASA is developing a long-term Mars exploration program that charts a course for the next two decades. This visionary program will build on scientific discoveries from past missions and incorporate the lessons learned from previous mission successes and failures.
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