NASA has narrowed to four the number of potential landing sites for the agency's next mission to the surface of Mars, a 2016 lander to study the planet's interior.
The stationary Interior Exploration Using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) lander is scheduled to launch in March 2016 and land on Mars six months later.
In the world of automotive design, South African Gordon Murray is considered a legend. Having done work on Formula One racer cars and the McLaren F1 supercar, he now runs his own firm in the United Kingdom.
ESA’s mission to Mars in 2016 has entered the final stage of construction with the signature of a contract this week with Thales Alenia Space at the Paris Air & Space Show.