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osiris-rex departs

Solar System

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

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

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.

Ingenuity

Spacecraft and Space Missions

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.

Tianhe launch

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

China Launches First Section of Its New Space Station

China has launched the first section of its modular space station Tiangong 3, which will take shape over the coming year.

Ingenuity

Solar System

Ingenuity Mars Helicopter: First Flight on Mars

NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter has made its brief hop into the history books of interplanetary aviation.

Science and Space Policy

What's in the New NASA Budget Proposal

The latest NASA budget proposal would invest in science in a big way, including a large increase in funding for space exploration.

Theia Impact

Solar System

Bits of Theia Might Be in Earth's Mantle

A "smoking gun" for the ancient calamity that formed Earth’s large Moon may still exist deep in the mantle of our planet.

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.

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

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

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.

Perseverance

Spacecraft and Space Missions

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

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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.

Apollo 15 site

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

Green Bank Tests New Planetary Radar

A newly installed planetary radar system on the Green Bank Radio Telescope will probe the solar system in detail.

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

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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

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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.

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