Why is NASA spending $ 1 Billion Dollars to send the InSight spacecraft to Mars? The science, alone, is not worth the expense.
On May 5th NASA launched the InSight spacecraft from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. This base specializes in launching military satellites into space.
On February 8, 1972 Mariner 9 imaged the Elysium Plains of Mars. These images show four pyramids one of which is a kilometer tall (over 3,000 feet). This find was discussed in the magazine ICARUS in 1974. Why is the InSight spacecraft returning to the Elysium Plains?
At Mars, the InSight will perform a geological dig 16 feet below the surface. It will also place very sensitive high tech sensors on the surface to study the interior of the planet and to study mars quakes. The data collected will make it possible for NASA to construct a 3D map of the interior of Mars. Again, why?!
For fifty years NASA has sent various spacecraft to Mars. It has plenty of photographs and scientific data. Why is this mission necessary?
The answer can only be that NASA knows more than it is telling the public. Since Mariner 9 imaged pyramids, we must conclude that NASA is exploring an extinct civilization on Mars.