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Mars 2020 rover
Artist’s illustration
of a concept for NASA’s GeoCarb mission, which
will map concentrations of key carbon gases
above the Americas from geostationary orbit. (Credit: Lockheed Martin, University of Oklahoma)
Europa Clipper
Lightfoot
SpaceX Falcon 9 GovSat-1
NASA conducts a hot fire of the Space Launch System engine at Stennis Space Center, Mississippi. Credit: NASA
WFIRST
ISS
Artist's concept of Boeing's CST-100 Starliner capsule approaching the International Space Station. Credit: NASA/Boeing
In addition to cargo missions to the ISS, Dream Chaser will fly a dedicated research mission for the United Nations in 2021. Credit: Sierra Nevada Corp.
JWST shipment
So far, NASA has launched just one of the 15 missions recommended in the 2007 Earth science decadal survey: the Soil Moisture Active Passive, or SMAP, mission. The $915 million mission launched Jan. 31, 2015. Less than six months later, its radar failed but its radiometer continues to function.
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