The predawn operation to recover the Hayabusa 2 sample-return capsule in the Australian Outback was a success.
China's Chang’e-5 ascent vehicle has departed Oceanus Procellarum with pieces of lunar soil after a lightning-quick sample collection.
The aim of China's Chang'e 5 mission is to return samples of lunar soil to Earth by the end of 2020.
An object set to pass near Earth next month may in fact be a relic of the early Space Age.
A crew of four is headed to the International Space Station, on Crew Dragon’s first operational launch, Crew One.
NASA’s Osiris-REX successfully stowed its sample of Bennu's regolith, collected earlier this week. Images show a good haul.
NASA's Osiris-REX mission has successfully touched down on the asteroid Bennu to collect a sample of its surface for return to Earth.
The Lick Observatory, a major astronomical institution outside San Jose, has survived a devastating California wildfire mostly unscathed.
The Hayabusa 2 team has laid out a proposal for an extended mission to one of two asteroids after the spacecraft's sample return this December.