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Hayabusa2 team sets date for sample collection, considers two touchdown sites

Jason Davis • January 16, 2019

Japan's Hayabusa2 spacecraft will try to collect a sample from asteroid Ryugu during the week of 18 February, mission officials said during a press briefing last week.

Chang'e-4 update: Both vehicles healthy, new imagery from the Moon’s far side

Jason Davis • January 11, 2019 • 2

Everything is going well 9 days after China's Chang'e-4 mission made a historic landing on the far side of the Moon, the country's space program said today.

Chang'e-4 deploys rover on far side of the Moon

Jason Davis • January 03, 2019 • 3

The rover is named Yutu-2, China's space agency announced.

China successfully lands Chang'e-4 on far side of Moon

Jason Davis • January 02, 2019 • 2

It’s a space feat no nation has accomplished until now.

News brief: OSIRIS-REx finds water on Bennu

Jason Davis • December 10, 2018 • 4

OSIRIS-REx team members held a press briefing today at the 2018 American Geophysical Union meeting, and announced that the mission has already found water on asteroid Bennu.

"We have arrived!" OSIRIS-REx is officially at asteroid Bennu

Jason Davis • December 03, 2018 • 2

After a 2-billion-kilometer journey that began in September 2016, NASA's OSIRS-REx spacecraft has arrived at Bennu.

Station crew launches safely for first time since Soyuz accident

Jason Davis • December 03, 2018

NASA's Anne McClain, Canada's David Saint-Jacques, and Russia's Oleg Kononenko are on their way to the ISS.

NASA's Orion spacecraft makes progress, but are the agency's lunar plans on track?

Jason Davis • November 19, 2018 • 5

Orion's service module arrived in Florida, but some space industry experts question whether NASA's human spaceflight plans are realistic.

Hayabusa2 prepares for holiday break as Sun passes between Earth and asteroid Ryugu

Jason Davis • November 15, 2018 • 1

The spacecraft will spend the end of 2018 a safe distance from Ryugu, as the Sun's position makes communications with Earth spotty.

Here's (almost) everything you need to know about Israel's Moon lander

Jason Davis • November 08, 2018 • 1

SpaceIL, a privately funded Israeli non-profit, will attempt to land a small spacecraft on the Moon in early 2019.

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