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NASA to launch ‘Insight’ to study deep interiors of Mars

NASA will launch ‘InSight’ – the first-ever mission dedicated to exploring the deep interior of Mars.

  • InSight stands for Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport.
  • It will be launched on 5th May 2018 from Space Launch Complex-3 at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California aboard United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket. 
  • The rocket will also launch two mini-spacecraft called Mars Cube One (MarCO) which is NASA’s technology experiment.
  • InSight is a stationary lander that will be first NASA mission since Apollo moon landings to place seismometer to measure quakes on Mars.
  • Information collected through this mission will help to know about the earliest stages of Mars’ formation.
  • MarCo is designed to test new communications and navigation capabilities for future missions.

Expected Questions

Question 1. Name the robotic lander to be launched by NASA to study the deep interiors of Mars?
InSight

Question 2. When was NASA founded?
1958

Question 3. Where are the headquarters of NASA located?
Washington D.C, US

Question 4. What is the full form of NASA?
National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Question 5. Which mission of NASA brought first human to moon?
Apollo

Question 6. Name the first Spacecraft to visit the Solar System?
Pioneer 10 and Pioneer 11

Question 7. What was the first manned mission of NASA?
STS-1
NASA to launch ‘Insight’ to study deep interiors of Mars NASA to launch ‘Insight’ to study deep interiors of Mars Reviewed by Aman Bhatia on May 02, 2018 Rating: 5

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