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Ingenuity

Spacecraft and Space Missions

Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Set for Historic Flight

NASA is getting ready to deploy Ingenuity, the first helicopter mission to take to alien skies.

Mars North Pole

Spacecraft and Space Missions

See the Latest Stunning Images from Mars

NASA's Perseverance rover, China's Tianwen 1, and the United Arab Emirates' Hope orbiter share their latest photos from Mars.

Perseverance

Spacecraft and Space Missions

Perseverance's Fortnight of Firsts on Mars

NASA's Perseverance rover sends back postcards aplenty following its arrival on Mars as it prepares to explore Jezero Crater.

Perseverance

Spacecraft and Space Missions

Watch NASA's Perseverance Land in Jezero Crater on Mars

NASA’s Perseverance rover is providing us with amazing views of its new home., including an amazing video of the sky-crane descent.

Mars water map

Spacecraft and Space Missions

New Map of Ice on Mars Will Aid Future Crewed Missions

Scientists have made a new and improved map of possible water-ice reservoirs on Mars.

Perseverance during descent

Solar System

NASA’s Perseverance Arrives on Mars

NASA’s Perseverance rover, now safely on the floor of Jezero crater, will soon begin its search for evidence of past life on Mars.

An artist's illustration of the Perseverance Mars Rover on Mars

Spacecraft and Space Missions

Watch Online: NASA's Perseverance Landing on Mars

One week from today, NASA's Perseverance rover will land on Mars. Find resources here — including broadcast of the landing itself.

Perseverance

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

A Timeline for NASA’s Perseverance Landing on Mars

NASA’s Perseverance rover is set to land on Mars tomorrow in a complex but well-tested procedure — its very own "seven minutes of terror."

Tianwen-1

Spacecraft and Space Missions

China's Tianwen 1 Arrives at Mars

China’s ambitious mission to Mars, Tianwen 1, has arrived at the Red Planet and will attempt to land a rover on the surface in May.

Mars Hope

Spacecraft and Space Missions

The United Arab Emirates' Hope Enters Orbit Around Mars

The United Arab Emirates Hope orbiter is the first in a series of spacecraft arriving at the Red Planet in the next week.

Chang'e 5 T1 view of the Moon and Earth

Spacecraft and Space Missions

China's Chang'e 5 Probe Heads Sunward

China’s Chang’e 5 spacecraft helped deliver samples from the Moon to Earth. Now it’s heading for an extended mission to observe the Sun.

Juno Insight

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

NASA Extends Juno, InSight Missions

NASA has granted two key planetary missions extensions, so InSight and Juno will continue to return data from Mars and Jupiter, respectively, for years to come.

Artemis-1

Spacecraft and Space Missions

Space Missions to Watch in 2021

The coming year will feature three space missions arriving at Mars, the launch of SLS and James Webb, and much more.

Chang'e 5

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

Chang'e 5's Lunar Sample Arrives on Earth

China’s Chang’e 5 lunar sample-return capsule has arrived safely on Earth.

Hayabusa 2

Spacecraft and Space Missions

Hayabusa 2 Returns Sample of Asteroid Ryugu to Earth

The predawn operation to recover the Hayabusa 2 sample-return capsule in the Australian Outback was a success.

Chang'e 5 panorama

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

China's Chang'e 5 Collects Samples, Departs from the Moon

China's Chang’e-5 ascent vehicle has departed Oceanus Procellarum with pieces of lunar soil after a lightning-quick sample collection.

Chang'e 5 (art)

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

China Lands Ambitious Sample-Return Mission on the Moon

The aim of China's Chang'e 5 mission is to return samples of lunar soil to Earth by the end of 2020.

Crew One

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

SpaceX Launches Four Astronauts to the International Space Station

A crew of four is headed to the International Space Station, on Crew Dragon’s first operational launch, Crew One.

Mars Ascent Vehicle concept

Science and Space Policy

Mars Sample Return Program Forges Ahead

It's full steam ahead for the joint NASA-ESA Mars Sample Return, a complex plan to collect bits of Mars and — for the first time — send them to Earth.

Space Debris

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

Distant Space Debris a Threat to Satellites

New observations show we're not tracking a majority of debris in higher orbits.

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