NASA is Extending Mars and Jupiter Missions

Planetary science missions bring new discoveries.

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced it has added several years to two of its science missions: the Juno mission to Jupiter, and the Insight lander mission to Mars.  The space agency recently concluded that both missions have “increased our understanding of our solar system, as well as spurred new sets of diverse questions.”

Lori Glaze, director of the planetary science division at NASA, said in a statement: “The Senior Review has validated that these two planetary science missions are likely to continue to bring new discoveries, and produce new questions about our solar system. I thank the members of the Senior Review panel for their comprehensive analysis and thank the mission teams as well, who will now continue to provide exciting opportunities to refine our understanding of the dynamic science of Jupiter and Mars.”

NASA’s long-term goal is to send a manned mission to Mars in the 2030s.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • With praise to God for creating such an exciting universe and allowing us to explore parts of it.
  • For the work of the NASA scientists and those who are preparing for a manned mission to Mars in the future.

Sources:, Fox News


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