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India’s Mangalyaan Spacecraft Closes In On Mars
On Oct 19, 2014, a comet had a near miss with Mars. Comet C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring) passed closer to the red planet than any comet has ever passed to Earth in recorded history. Taking advantage of this unique opportunity to study the close interaction of a comet and a planet, humanity currently has five active spacecraft orbiting Mars. These and the two active rovers on the Martian surface have taken data and images that will be downloaded to Earth and likely studied for years…
NASA's InSight Mars lander is seen inside the back shell of its protective aeroshell during spacecraft assembly in July 2015.<br />
A Space Telescope Around Mars? How Old Spy Satellite Tech Could Do It (Infographic) by Karl Tate, SPACE.com Infographics Artist   |   May 15, 2013
An Inside Look at the Construction of NASA's Next Mission to Mars
ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission - The plan of action for Mars Orbit Insertion on September 24. Credit ISRO
NASA’s Mars bound MAVEN spacecraft atop Atlas V booster rolls out to Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Nov. 16, 2013. Credit: Ken Kremer/kenkremer.com  Read more: http://www.universetoday.com/#ixzz2kwOXdRap
Curiosity Rover Lifts Off for Mars