NASA is working on this project
The location of the mission is the planet Mars
It is trying to vaporize rock samples and analyze the light emitted. This will allow people to look at the chemicals inside to determine the chemical makeup of the rocks. It will carry another important device: a microphone. If the mission is a success, Mars 2020 will finally allow us to actually hear Mars for the first time.
I don't know when the mission will end, but it will start in 2020
The Curiosity Rover carried 2 microphones, but 1 was damaged when it landed, and the other was switched off because they were afraid that it might interfere with important landing systems.
Siting sources: NASA and MacArthur high school