- Category: Tech & Science
- Published Tuesday, December 22, 2015
- CTV News
WASHINGTON -- NASA has called off its next Mars mission because of a leak in a science instrument.
The Insight spacecraft was supposed to take off in March and land on the red planet next year.
The lander is designed to examine the geology of Mars in depth.
Launch opportunities for Mars only occur every two years. It wasn't immediately clear whether NASA had cancelled the mission entirely or would delay it until 2018.