From elucidating the fundamentals of our existence in this universe to pursuing the most basic and challenging scientific questions about the evolution and composition of the planets, the data gathered and relayed back to Earth by a slew of sensors launched toward the planets is making this possible.
Our current vision for planetary exploration can be summarized as:
• Improve life here
• Extend life to “there”
• Find life beyond
Similarly, in our pursuit of these goals, we will strive to:
• Understand and protect our home planet
• Explore the Universe and search for life
• Inspire the next generation of explorers