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HiRISE Views InSight and Curiosity on Mars

The HiRISE camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter recently sent home eye-catching views of the agency's InSight lander and its Curiosity rover.

InSight Takes Its First Selfie

NASA's InSight lander isn't camera-shy. The spacecraft used a camera on its robotic arm to take its first selfie -- a mosaic made up of 11 images.

You don't need wheels to explore Mars.

InSight Steers Toward Mars

The lander is currently encapsulated in a protective aeroshell, which launched on top of an Atlas V 401 rocket on May 5 from Vandenberg Air Force Base in Central California.

Insight Is On Its Way To Mars

An Atlas V rocket lifted off at 7:05 a.m. EDT (4:05 a.m. PDT) from Space Launch Complex 3 at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, carrying NASA's InSight spacecraft.

Inside the Astrotech processing facility at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, NASA's InSight spacecraft is rotated on a fixture for further testing.

Seven Ways Mars InSight is Different

NASA has a long and successful track record at Mars. Since 1965, it has flown by, orbited, landed and roved across the surface of the Red Planet. What can InSight -- planned for launch in May -- do that hasn't been done before?

With its biggest orbit maneuver since 2006, NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) will prepare this week for the arrival of NASA's next Mars lander, InSight, next year.

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

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