Space Exploration Technology Space Exploration Technology
Stories About

Space Exploration Technology

A cubesat, like this briefcase-sized MarCO, was key to relaying telemetry during the recent InSight mission to Mars. It was the first time this kind of mini-spacecraft had flown into deep space. FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images

What's Next For Tiny Satellites?

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/676731720/680260538" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

NASA engineers on the flight team celebrate the InSight spacecraft's successful landing on Mars at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., on Monday. Al Seib/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Al Seib/AFP/Getty Images

NASA Probe Lands Safely On Martian Surface

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/667480118/670695155" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript