The New Horizons mission is helping us understand worlds at the edge of our solar system after making the first reconnaissance of the Pluto system and then venturing deeper into the distant, mysterious Kuiper Belt – a relic of solar system formation.

New Horizons - NASA's Mission to Pluto

Landing sequence of the MSL "Curiosity" rover that is now on the surface of the red planet, following a successful launch aboard an Atlas V rocket on Sat Nov 26 2011. It arrived on Mars August 5, 2012. 

NASA Announces Mars 2020 Rover Payload to Explore the Red Planet as Never Before

The 2020 Mars rover (with a payload of 7 Science Instruments, to include lasers, stereo cameras and sounding radar) will help identify, gather and store rock core samples for possible pickup by future robots or astronauts, continue the quest for evidence of past life, and likely employ redesigned wheels to avoid the dings and holes now afflicting the Curiosity rover on the red planet.


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