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A probe destined for Mercury ended up rubbernecking Venus
The BepiColombo snapped a selfie during a rare double-flyby, when two spacecrafts passed near Venus within 33 hours.
This little NASA rover can conquer sand and steep hills
Its peculiar paddling gait is ideal for exploring treacherous lunar and Martian terrain
Scientists are trying to figure out how to keep bacteria from running rampant on space missions
Researchers monitored microbes on a mock flight to Mars.
This Is What Traveling To Mars Does To Your Brain
Isolation study results reveal astronauts would be stressed and bored
Despite Small Glitch, The Comet-Chasing Craft Rosetta Has Awoken After Years Of Sleep
Rosetta had to reboot itself twice, giving engineers a small scare.
NASA Will Join Japan And Italy On Mission To Mercury
A third trip so close to the sun
Telescope Would Voyage to the Edge of the Solar System to Escape Zodiacal Light Pollution
When space agencies or institutions want to erect a space telescope, they usually look to some remote area like Chile’s...
Lost Mars Probe Briefly Phones Home, But the Window to Save the Phobos-Grunt Mission is Closing
Finally, Russia’s Phobos-Grunt spacecraft has called home. The European Space Agency has confirmed that Roscosmos’ marooned spacecraft–stuck in Earth orbit...
Ever Wonder What Every Space Mission From the Last 50 Years Looks Like on One Map?
Well, here it is. National Geographic has plotted the route of every space mission carried out over the last 50...