NASA is preparing for a slew of space missions to Mars in search of life in the planet. Following the success of the recent Mars Rover Missions, NASA is all set to launch the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter – a remote sensing machine to study the surface nature and characteristics of the planet in August this year. Another mission christened ‘Phoenix’ would be initiated in 2007.
It will be landing on the Martian poles, which are extremely cold and has a very hostile environment. We will be carrying out sophisticated processes to explore the different dimensions of that planet. Plans are on the anvil to establish a Mars Science Laboratory Mission, which will be navigating more distance in Mars and is expected either in 2009 or in 2011.