The Osiris-REX spacecraft will sample one of four sites on the asteroid Bennu in July 2020.
Insight's robotic arm has uncovered the lander's "mole," as NASA and German aerospace engineers work to get it drilling once again.
A small near-Earth object might be a historic piece of space hardware: the Apollo 10 lunar module, dubbed "Snoopy."
As the White House requests an extra $1.6 billion for NASA's Artemis project, the agency moves forward with commercial partnerships.
A recent anti-satellite missile test by India added hundreds of pieces of debris to an already cluttered low-Earth orbit.
A unique concept could serve as an emergency power backup for future missions.
NASA's Lunar Gateway and a return to the Moon are the big winners in the 2020 budget proposed for the agency; the futures of planetary and Earth science are less clear.
The SPHEREX mission will create multiple surveys of the near-infrared sky that will reveal the origins of life and perhaps the universe itself.
Automation of a key process may yield an eightfold boost to U.S. plutonium production, a promising development for deep-space exploration.