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Artemis 1

Spacecraft and Space Missions

Status Update: Artemis 1's SmallSat Missions

Some of the small missions deployed from Artemis 1 will go on to do great things, while others remain silent.

SLS Launch

Astronomy and Society

Lift-off! NASA Launches Artemis 1 Mission to the Moon

NASA’s next-generation Moon rocket has left the launchpad on the first flight of the Artemis program.

Impact

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

NASA Lander and Orbiter See (and Feel) New Mars Impacts

NASA's Mars Insight lander and Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter have witnessed two fresh new planet-probing impacts.

Lucy

Spacecraft and Space Missions

Lucy Mission Will Zoom By Earth This Weekend

With a little luck, observers in Australia and western North America may spy the Lucy spacecraft as it flies by Earth on October 16th.

Europa

Solar System

Juno's Close View of Jupiter's Europa (New Photos!)

Juno will pass over the surface of Europa this week in our closest view since the Galileo mission, aiding future exploration efforts.

Space Debris

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

The Hazards of Uncontrolled Reentries from Space

A recent study examines the risk posed to human life by reentering space debris as the number of rocket launches continues to grow.

Orbit

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

First Inter-Venusian Asteroid Hints at a New Population

The discovery of an asteroid inside Venus's orbit might be the first of a new population within the inner solar system.

Launch KPLO

Spacecraft and Space Missions

Korea's Lunar Orbiter Heads for the Moon

South Korea's lunar orbiter has launched successfully for the Moon, joining a growing number of missions there.

Hubble vs Webb comparison

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

Hubble's Future in the Webb Era

Even though it's far past its warranty, Hubble is still proving its worth in this new era that includes the James Webb Space Telescope.

Carina Nebula

Professional Telescopes

What We See in the First Science Images from the James Webb Space Telescope

The James Webb Space Telescope released its first science images today. Here's what these images show us.

Capstone spacecraft in orbit around Moon (art)

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

Successful Launch of Capstone, the Lunar Gateway Pathfinder

Capstone, a small pathfinder spacecraft with a big mission, launched today to pave the way for crewed return to the Moon.

Impact Crater

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

Found: Booster Impact Crater on the Farside of the Moon

The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter mission has found the impact site created March 4th. The crater might help reveal the impactor's identity.

Percy

Solar System

Perseverance Watches Wild Winds on Mars

NASA’s Perseverance rover is recording the windy weather in Jezero Crater, chronicling its role in making the Red Planet dusty.

Mars InSight

Solar System

NASA's Insight Lander Detects Monster Marsquake

NASA’s Mars Insight lander witnessed the largest quake detected on another world at just the right time — as the lander begins to run low on power.

Osiris-APEX

Spacecraft and Space Missions

New Target for Asteroid Probe: “Potentially Hazardous” Apophis

Once the primary mission of NASA's OSIRIS-REx is complete, the spacecraft will head toward a new destination: near-Earth asteroid Apophis.

Decadal Survey

Solar System

What's in Store for the Next Decade of Planetary Science

Big winners in the planetary science decadal survey include a Uranus flagship mission, a orbiter and lander for Enceladus, and an emphasis on planetary defense.

OneWeb Launch

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

Russia-Ukraine War: Impacts on Space (Updates)

Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine has far-reaching consequences for spaceflight and the international space community.

Apollo 17 sample

Spacecraft and Space Missions

How Apollo 17 Is Preparing Artemis for a Return to the Moon

Researchers gear up for Artemis and a new generation of lunar exploration, with a look at samples from the final crewed mission to the Moon.

Mars Hope

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

Update from the Hope Probe at Mars

The United Arab Emirates' Hope Probe, on a wide orbit around Mars, provides views of the dynamic Red Planet.

Lunar impact site on the Moon's farside

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

Booster Set to Hit the Moon Turns Out to be Chinese Rocket (Updates)

The booster previously identified as SpaceX hardware turns out to be from the Chang’e 5-T1 mission. The timing and site of the impact remain the same.

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