September 24, 2020

Fate of NASA’s InSight Mars mission to be decided soon

March 5, 2016

NASA is close to deciding whether to spend an extra $150 million to send the InSight lander to Mars in 2018 or cancel the mission after an instrument problem made the spacecraft miss a launch opportunity this year, with a verdict on the project’s future expected within weeks, officials said.

Launch of NASA’s next Mars mission delayed until at least 2018

December 27, 2015

Persistent problems with a seismometer instrument package will keep NASA’s InSight Mars lander from departing for the red planet during a March launch period, and officials said they will consider shelving the $675 million project if the issues prove too costly to fix.

STS-114 Post-Flight Presentation

October 31, 2015

The crew of STS-114, the first shuttle flight after the 2003 Columbia accident, present video from their mission and answer questions from the audience at Space Center Houston. (Membership required.)

On This Date…

February 24, 2015

The final launch of space shuttle Discovery occurred on this date in 2011.  

STS-133 onboard camera launch video

February 24, 2011

The final flight of Space Shuttle Discovery seen from the ET-Cam mounted near the top of its fuel tank. Mission STS-133 lifted off from the Kennedy Space Center on February 24, 2011. (Membership required)

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