Exploration Vision

Exploration Vision

Read more about NASA's plan to explore the moon, Mars and beyond.

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Moon and Mars

The moon, seen from the International Space Station

NASA is moving forward with a new focus for the manned space program.

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Planetary Science

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In the next few decades, NASA intends to deepen our understanding of the solar system.

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Overview: Robotic Lander

    NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center and the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL) are creating a new generation of small, smart, versatile robotic landers to achieve scientific and exploration goals on the surface of the moon and other airless celestial bodies, including near-Earth asteroids. Directed by NASA's Planetary Science Division, Headquarters Science Mission Directorate (SMD), the lander capability being developed will pave the way for many exciting robotic scientific missions. NASA's robotic Lander Test Bed conducts test activities to prove the design of this new generation of robotic landers. Marshall and APL engineers are currently conducting studies and test activities to aid in the design of this new generation of multi-use landers for future robotic space exploration.

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    Members of the media, please contact:
    Kimberly Newton
    Marshall Space Flight Ctr.

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