Spacecraft Mission News (English, German) – 03.05.18

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NASA’s InSight Mars lander is scheduled to launch early Saturday (May 5) from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. After it touches down on Nov. 26, the craft will spend at least two years studying Mars‘ interior structure and composition.
Here’s how to watch NASA’s Mars InSight spacecraft launch Saturday (May 5), in person or online.
When NASA’s Mars InSight mission launches for the Red Planet no earlier than Saturday (May 5), it won’t be traveling alone. The mission also features two small spacecraft nicknamed „Wall-E“ and „Eva,“ which are the first of their kind to voyage so far awa
NASA’s Mars InSight mission is designed to probe deep into the planet in search of marsquakes, information about the core and much more. This will be the first NASA mission to dig so deep in search of scientific answers. Here are 10 surprising facts about
Mehrere Sonden und Rover hat allein die US-Raumfahrtbehörde NASA schon zum Roten Planeten geschickt. Jetzt folgt der Lander InSight – und der soll dem Mars noch tiefer unter die Oberfläche schauen als alle Vorgänger.
A Soviet-era cosmonaut who spent almost a year on board three different space stations, Vladimir Lyakhov died on April 19 at the age of 76. Lyakhov logged a total of 333 days as commander of Soyuz missions to the Salyut 6, Salyut 7 and Mir space stations.
The heat shield for NASA’s upcoming Mars rover suffered a fracture during testing recently, but the incident won’t change the mission’s launch date, agency officials said.
Development of a NASA mission to collect samples on Mars for later return to Earth has suffered a setback, but should not affect its 2020 launch date.
A post-test inspection of the composite structure for a heat shield to be used on the Mars 2020 mission revealed that a fracture occurred during structural testing.

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