NASA Current and Future Space Missions


NASA’s Planned Missions Throughout 2030

On the month of September 2013, Ladee had the task of pursuing its robotic mission that will last for one-hundred sixty days. Its mission is to orbit the moon and gather more information about the lunar atmosphere. This mission is to help scientists and let them widen their knowledge about other planets.


In 2013, Maven or (Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution Mission) is also introduced. Mars may not actually be dry and dusty. Maven is expected to shed its light in the past climate of the planet. This is done by means of exploring the upper most part of the atmosphere, interactions between solar wind and sun and ionosphere.

In 2014, Magnetospheric multiscale mission will be introduced with the use of four equal spacecrafts. They are unpredictably spaced in the orbit of the earth. It has its mission of investigating the Earth and sun’s magnetic fields that disconnect and connect.

New Horizons

In 2015, New Horizons is the spacecraft that will be used for another mission. This spacecraft was launched in the year of 2006. It embarks a long journey in the mysterious Pluto for almost three billion miles. It will have its dramatic flight on the moons and the icy planet, for the month of July 2015.


In the late year of 2016, Juno will have to travel at a velocity of nineteen miles per second. This is in deep quest of the history and structure of Jupiter. Juno is expected to get to the huge planet. Apart from Juno, InSight is a discovery mission with the task of placing a lander on the planet, Mars. The lander is going to deep into the interior part of the planet. It drills the bottom part of the soil wherein scientists can better appreciate the evolution of the rocky planet, Mars.

In 2017, Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite will have to look for the transiting exoplanets with the use of telescopes. These exoplanets range from gas giants to earth-sized ones. The crucial goal is to further classify the terrestrial planets that are found in the habitable zone of the nearest stars.

Solar Probe Plus

In 2018, Solar Probe Plus is a historic and extraordinary mission that is set to explore the arguably last area of the solar system. This area is the outer atmosphere of the sun.

James Webb Telescope is considered as the next successor of the Hubble. It has the task of finding the first-ever galaxies that are created in the previous Universe. The early universe is on relating the Big Bang on the galaxy of Milky Way.

OSIRIS-Rex is better known as “Origins Spectral Interpretation Resource Identification Security Regolith Explorer”. This explorer has already traveled for three years and is expected to arrive at a one-thousand nine-hundred foot asteroid that is named as 1999 RQ36. It utilizes its robotic arm that plucks samples for the return in the Earth, in 2023.

Mars Rover

Mars Rover is also the next rover of NASA that will search for the signs of the previous life and collect more samples for the possible comeback to Earth. It also has its test technology for human exploration in the near future.

President Obama also announced about his plans of sending humans to asteroids. The data that is used is from the OSIRIS-Rex. As with NASA, it hopes to allow astronaut missions by the year of 2021. After ten years that NASA has landed its rover in 2020, it expects to send more humans to the planet of Mars.

In 2013, even President Obama is committed to acquiring an astronaut on the red planet.

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