1–20 of 727 results
VIPER

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

NASA Announces Moon Landing Site for VIPER Mission

NASA’s VIPER rover will land and search for water ice in the unexplored Nobile region at the Moon's south pole.

Spacecraft and Space Missions

CUPID Sun-Earth Space Weather CubeSat to Launch With LandSat-9

A small mission will hitch a ride to space in late September to study interactions at the Earth-Sun boundary.

Multiple holes in the Rochette rock on Mars

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

Perseverance Successfully Grabs First Mars Samples (Updates)

After a rocky first start, Perseverance hit pay dirt on the second try. The rover collected two samples recording ancient volcanic eruptions and groundwater interaction.

Goldstone dish

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

NASA's Deep Space Network Upgraded

NASA is upgrading its Deep Space Network to keep up with the demands of modern interplanetary communications.

ESCAPADE

Spacecraft and Space Missions

ESCAPADE Blue and Gold Orbiters Head to Mars in 2024

A pair of spacecraft will head to Mars in 2024 as the ESCAPADE mission, to study the Martian space weather environment.

A diamond-shaped grey asteroid with ridges, holes, and craters in it, against a black background

Solar System

Don’t Worry About Bennu (Yet)

Careful measurements using the OSIRIS-REX spacecraft have refined astronomers’ predictions for how likely it is that this potentially hazardous asteroid will strike Earth.

Venus flybys

Solar System

Two Space Probes to Pass by Venus (Update)

Two spacecraft are heading for a close Venus encounter: Solar Orbiter passes by on August 9th and BepiColombo on August 10th.

Spektr-R

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

Russian Rocket Booster to Reenter Early Next Week

The spent rocket booster that deployed the Russian Spektr-R satellite a decade ago is now set to burn up over the Indian Ocean on Monday, August 9th.

Comet Interceptor

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

How the Comet Interceptor Will Chase Visitors to the Inner Solar System

How will engineers plan the trajectory of Comet Interceptor, a mission designed to fly by an interstellar visitor, when its target is still unknown?

Astronaut stands to the left of American flag on the lunar surface, with hills in the background

Spacecraft and Space Missions

Fifty Years Ago in Photos: Apollo 15 Astronauts Explore the Moon

See photos — some familiar and some rarely seen — from the Apollo 15 mission, which launched place 50 years ago today.

Spacecraft and Space Missions

Hubble Trouble: NASA Works to Fix Space Telescope (Updated July 14th)

NASA Engineers are working to reboot the Hubble Space Telescope, after an unexpected anomaly.

Zhurong selfie

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

China’s Zhurong Rover Snaps Selfie on Mars

China's Zhurong rover gets to work exploring Mars, with a new panorama of its landing site.

Venus

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

We're Heading to Venus! NASA Selects Discovery-class Missions

After a hiatus of several decades, NASA is about to return to Venus in a big way.

Moonlight

Spacecraft and Space Missions

Moonlight: Europe Plans Constellation of Lunar Satellites

The European Space Agency’s Moonlight initiative gets the go ahead for the development of a future GPS system around the Moon.

Zhurong lander

Solar System

China's Zhurong Rover Lands on Mars (Update: New Images)

The Zhurong rover has successfully landed on the Red Planet in an ambitious first for China's space agency.

Infrared Jupiter

Spacecraft and Space Missions

Sights and Sounds of the Solar System

Spacecraft are returning sights and sounds from Venus, Jupiter, and beyond — here's a sampling.

osiris-rex departs

Spacecraft and Space Missions

NASA's OSIRIS-REX Leaves Asteroid Bennu, Heads for Home

NASA’s asteroid explorer has begun its long journey home with precious cargo onboard: samples of the asteroid Bennu.

Long March-5B core

Spacecraft and Space Missions

Tianhe Booster to Reenter This Weekend

One of the largest spacecraft to plunge from orbit in recent decades is likely coming down on May 8th.

Earth's magnetic field

Spacecraft and Space Missions

The Hubble Space Telescope As Cosmic-Ray Detector

Astronomers, using Hubble Space Telescope as a particle detector, have traced cosmic rays flowing in Earth's geomagnetic field.

Ingenuity

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Enters New Phase of Flight

After a successful first month of flights, Ingenuity will continue to fly through Martian skies on an extended mission designed to test operations.

1 2 3 37
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement