Future Landing Sites Theme Description 
Science theme lead: John Grant  •   Images in this theme  
Future Landing Sites
This theme includes targets related to a variety of planned and possible future missions to Mars. Many targets are associated with characterizing specific high priority candidate landing sites for the Phoenix, Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity, InSight, and Mars 2020 rover missions. Many are related to coverage of finalist sites for various missions and were used to help provide a detailed characterization of the surface and any potential hazards to landing or rover.

Others are for possible future missions ranging from sample return to polar exploration and were submitted in response to calls to the scientific community.