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Nasa Begins Testing Mars Lander For Next Mission to Red Planet

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Solar arrays on InSight lander

The solar arrays on NASA's InSight lander are deployed in this test inside a clean room at Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Denver. This configuration is how the spacecraft will look on the surface of Mars. The image was taken on April 30, 2015.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Lockheed Martin

Testing is underway on NASA's next mission on the journey to Mars, a stationary lander scheduled to launch in March 2016.

From Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA
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