"THE WAY TO FOLLOW". © Painted by Erik De Meuleneere
Jaime Singer
On Nov. 26, NASA will try to safely set a new spacecraft on Mars. InSight is a lander dedicated to studying the deep interior of the planet – the first mission ever to do so.

Jaime Singer, InSight instrument deployment lead at JPL. 
NASA and industry partners are targeting the return of human spaceflight from Florida’s Space Coast in 2018. These flight tests will prove the space systems meet NASA’s requirements for certification to carry astronauts to and from the International Space Station. 
Targeted Date: 

SpaceX Demo-1 (uncrewed): January 2019
SpaceX Demo-2 (crewed): June 2019


For the November uncrewed flight test, SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft will launch on a Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center. The April 2019 mission will see two NASA astronauts flying to and from the station in SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft.
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Targeted Date: 
Boeing Orbital Flight Test (uncrewed): Mars 2019
Boeing Crew Flight Test (crewed): August 2019


For the uncrewed flight test, Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft will launch on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. For the mid 2019 flight test, two crew members will be aboard the Boeing Starliner.