NASA has a lot of projects in the works, and the next to launch is InSight. This mission to explore the interior of Mars is scheduled to launch on May 5.
InSight, which stands for Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport, is part of NASA's Discovery Program and is the first of its kind. No other Mars mission has been designed to investigate Mars' subterranean domain. It's also the first planetary mission to launch from the West Coast.
As InSight explores under the martian surface, it will measure both heat production and seismic waves produced by marsquakes. These measurements will help scientists develop a map of Mars' internal structure, and a better understanding of how it was created.
Here's a look at InSight, courtesy of LockheedMartinVideos.