NASA Mission To Mars + 3 More Cool Steps We Made This Week to Be Closer to Space

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Space holds so many secrets and yet the humanity knows only a few of them. Each week Nexter.org prepares a new dose of space news and latest discoveries that make us one step closer to space.

InSight mission to Mars

On Saturday, will launch its next mission to Mars called inSight that will focus squarely on learning more about the inner-workings of the red planet.

The space agency’s InSight lander is expected to take about seven months between launch and landing on the planet in November to gather all the data it can about the Martian geology around it and below it.

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Source: /JPL-CALTECH

satellites for Mars

Two tiny  satellites nicknamed Wall-E and Eva are about to hitch a ride to Mars.

The twin, suitcase-sized spacecraft, called cubesats, will launch to space Saturday aboard the same rocket carrying ’s InSight lander to Mars, they will stay in orbit around Mars to test out if these little spacecraft can relay information from the lander back to Earth.

New data about Jupiter’s mysterious moon

Scientists with have taken a new look at the data collected during twenty-two years ago mission. That’s providing new details about Ganymede, Jupiter’s largest moon, its unique magnetic shield, and its unusually bright auroras.

Not only is it Jupiter’s largest moon, it’s the largest moon in the Solar System, and the ninth largest object in orbit around the Sun.

Source: ’s Goddard Space Flight Center/Mary Pat Hrybyk-Keith

Blue Origin launch

Private space company Blue Origin successfully conducted its eighth test flight of its New Shepherd rocket in Texas. The first launched on April 29th, 2015 (three years ago tomorrow), but crashed.


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