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What's Next for NASA: 2013
12.20.12
 
Technicians lower a special fixture around an Orion spacecraft inside the high bay of the Operations & Checkout Building at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Photo credit: NASA/Tim Jacobs

Technicians lower a special fixture around an Orion spacecraft inside the high bay of the Operations & Checkout Building at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Photo credit: NASA/Tim Jacobs

TDRS K/L Single Access Antenna. Image Credit: Boeing

Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System (TDRS) K/L single access antenna. Photo credit: Boeing

Orbital Sciences Antares rocket at NASA Wallops. Photo credit: NASA

Orbital Sciences Corporation's Antares rocket at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility launch pad. Photo credit: NASA

In 2013, NASA will push ahead with an ambitious exploration program, continuing crew flights and commercial resupply missions to the International Space Station, and advancing the systems needed to send humans deeper into space. We'll also be launching a new mission to the Red Planet, learning about our own planet, understanding our place in the universe, and developing technologies that benefit us right here on Earth.

We'll be watching the skies with you when meteor showers, asteroid encounters and eclipses capture your attention, and we'll surely make scientific discoveries and technological advances we haven't even planned for yet. Meanwhile, we already have a busy launch schedule planned, with destinations from the International Space Station to Mars.

2013 Launches

For current dates, visit
› NASA's Consolidated Launch Schedule