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particle storm

Spacecraft and Space Missions

Sunrise CubeSats Will Study Giant Solar Storms

NASA has selected a unique new mission to study the Sun, targeting a 2023 launch date.

ExoMars Rover

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

European ExoMars Mission Delayed to 2022

The European and Roscosmos space agencies have postponed the launch of their Kazachok lander and Rosalind Franklin rover to 2022.

Perseverance

Solar System

NASA Announces Next Mars Rover Name: Perseverance

NASA announced today that its next Mars rover mission now has its official name: Perseverance.

New Horizon

Pro-Am Collaboration

New Horizons Recruits Amateurs to Sight Stars

The New Horizons team wants you to help measure the distance to two stars, yielding the longest-ever baseline measurement of a key cosmic yardstick.

SLS rocket

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

What's in the New Proposed NASA Budget

The President's 2021 budget request for NASA would push hard for human lunar exploration at the expense of several key programs.

Solar Orbiter

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

New Solar Orbiter Mission Launches Successfully

The Solar Orbiter mission took to the skies Sunday evening and will join ongoing efforts to understand our host star.

Impact event

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

After a Century, Geologists Find Crater Responsible for Meteorite Mystery

After a century, researchers may finally have solved a prehistoric meteorite mystery.

ExoMars

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

Space Missions to Watch in 2020

Earth invades Mars and beyond with space missions in 2020

Osiris-rex

Solar System

NASA Announces Site of Sample Selection for Osiris-REX

NASA has picked the "Nightingale" site, located within a small crater on the asteroid Bennu, for its Osiris-REX mission to sample next year.

Parker Solar Probe

Solar System

First Science Returns from NASA's Parker Solar Probe

In the first public release of data from NASA’s flagship heliophysics mission, scientists on the Parker Solar Probe team reveal surprises and mysteries from our host star.

Hayabusa 2

Solar System

Hayabusa 2 Leaves Asteroid Ryugu and Heads Home

The Hayabusa 2 spacecraft has completed its mission at asteroid Ryugu — including collecting samples — and is now journeying back to Earth.

SpaceX Starlink

Spacecraft and Space Missions

SpaceX Launches Latest Batch of Starlink Satellites

A second set of 60 Starlink satellites take to space, amid promise and controversy.

VIPER

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

NASA Announces VIPER Lunar Rover

A new NASA rover named VIPER may soon investigate the shadowed poles of the Moon, in preparation for the return of human explorers.

NASA ICON

Spacecraft and Space Missions

NASA Launches ICON to Explore Earth's Ionosphere

NASA's Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) launched successfully today to explore the boundary between Earth and space.

Mars Mole

Spacecraft and Space Missions

Work to Save NASA's "Mole" on Mars Continues

NASA engineers hope to use the scoop at the end of the lander's robotic arm to get the Insight lander's heat probe burrowing once again.

Capstone

Spacecraft and Space Missions

CubeSat to Blaze a Trail for Lunar Gateway

NASA's proposed Capstone mission could enter lunar orbit in late 2020.

Vikram

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

India's Chandrayaan 2 Loses Contact with Vikram Lunar Lander

India's attempt to land softly on the Moon has failed — the Chandrayaan 2 orbiter has lost contact with the Vikram lander.

Solar System

Image Sleuth Spots "Churyumoon" Around Rosetta's Comet

A tiny, 4-meter fragment dubbed Churyumoon has been spotted orbiting Comet 67P Churyumov-Gerasimenko, which the Rosetta mission visited in 2014–2016.

Spacecraft and Space Missions

NASA Selects Final Four Asteroid Landing Sites for Osiris-REX

The Osiris-REX spacecraft will sample one of four sites on the asteroid Bennu in July 2020.

lander and rover

Solar System

India Heads to the Moon With Chandrayaan 2

India enters the 21st-century race to the Moon with its Chandrayaan 2 mission.

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