NASA mission extension enables first flybys of Jupiter’s moons in 20 years
NASA taps SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket to launch mission to metal asteroid
NASA to assess proposals for probes to Venus, moons of Jupiter and Neptune
SpaceX files protest of NASA’s Lucy launch contract awarded to ULA
ULA wins contract to launch NASA’s Lucy mission to visit unexplored asteroids
NASA has selected United Launch Alliance’s Atlas 5 rocket to dispatch the Lucy spacecraft on a mission from Cape Canaveral in October 2021 to fly by seven unexplored asteroids, including six objects locked in orbits leading and trailing Jupiter, where scientists expect swarms of miniature worlds could hold clues about the formation of the solar system.
NASA’s InSight mission lands on Mars to study planet’s hidden interior
Live coverage: InSight probe lands on Mars
NASA’s robotic InSight spacecraft, carrying a pair of European-built science instruments, successfully landed Monday on a broad, flat equatorial Martian plain named Elysium Planitia. Touchdown was confirmed at 2:54 p.m. EST (1954 GMT) to begin a science mission focused on studying the deep interior of Mars.