Spacecraft and Space Missions

Mission Update: Mars and the Moon

Mission teams presenting at this week's Lunar and Planetary Science Conference provided updates on the Perseverance and Zhurong rovers at Mars, Chang'e 5's lunar sample return, and more.

Dust devil on Earth

Solar System

Video: Chasing Dust Devils

Scientists are flying instrument-laden drones through whirlwinds on Earth to better understand their counterparts on other worlds in the solar system.

Spacecraft and Space Missions

Helicopter to Hitch a Ride with Mars 2020 Rover

A small helicopter will be the first mission to fly through the skies of Mars.

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