Planets and Moons  ID: 30835

NASA's Planetary Fleet

Planetary science is a grand human enterprise that seeks to understand the history of our solar system and the distribution of life within it. Planetary science missions inform us about our neighborhood and our own origin and evolution; they are necessary precursors to the expansion of humanity beyond Earth. Through five decades of planetary exploration, NASA has developed the capac­ity to explore all of the objects in our solar system. Future missions will bring back samples from some of these desti­nations, allowing iterative detailed study and analysis back on Earth. In the future, humans will return to the Moon, go to asteroids, Mars, and ultimately other solar system bodies to explore them, but only after they have been explored and understood using robotic missions.
 

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Amy Moran (GST): Lead Animator
Jenny Mottar (Digital Management, Inc.): Lead Graphic Designer
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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

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Missions:
Dawn
InSight
Juno
Mars Express
Mars Odyssey
MAVEN: Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN
NEOWISE
New Horizons
OSIRIS-REX
ExoMars Rover

Keywords:
SVS >> Hyperwall
SVS >> Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter
SVS >> Heliophysics
SVS >> MAVEN
SVS >> Juno
SVS >> OSIRIS-REx
NASA Science >> Planets and Moons
SVS >> Curiosity
SVS >> Presentation
SVS >> Fleet
SVS >> Dawn
SVS >> New Horizons
SVS >> Mars Odyssey
SVS >> Europa Clipper
SVS >> ExoMars