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Goodbye, Delta II rocket

Jason Davis • September 11, 2018 • 1

This Saturday, the final Delta II rocket will launch NASA's ICESat-2 spacecraft into orbit.

Orion's third flight will haul two pieces of a space station to lunar orbit

Jason Davis • September 06, 2018 • 2

NASA is planning for a 30-day mission to lunar orbit in 2024.

Hayabusa2 prepares to collect samples, leave Planetary Society names on Ryugu

Jason Davis • August 28, 2018

The names were collected by the Society in 2013, and are stored on target markers that will be dropped on the asteroid.

False alarm: Here's why people thought Opportunity phoned home last week

Jason Davis • August 21, 2018 • 4

It was a signal from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, not Opportunity, that showed up on a Deep Space Network dashboard last week.

Here are some recent postcards from Jupiter

Jason Davis • August 15, 2018 • 4

Let's check in on NASA's Juno spacecraft, which completed its 14th close flyby of Jupiter last month.

Parker Solar Probe preview: 10 hot facts about NASA's cool mission to the Sun

Jason Davis • August 09, 2018 • 1

This weekend, NASA’s Parker Solar Probe spacecraft leaves Earth on a mission to touch the Sun.

LightSail 2 updates: Launch date slips, environmental test complete, new video released

Jason Davis • August 08, 2018

LightSail 2's ride to space won't happen until at least November 30, as SpaceX works through a list of other payloads in line to fly first.

NASA names crews and dates for first U.S. commercial missions

Jason Davis • August 03, 2018 • 5

Four NASA astronauts and one commercial employee are expected to launch aboard SpaceX and Boeing-operated vehicles in 2019.

LightSail 2 team completes key mission review and dress rehearsal

Jason Davis • July 26, 2018 • 3

The LightSail 2 team gathered in Cal Poly San Luis Obispo for a Mission Readiness Review (MRR) and Operational Readiness Test (ORT).

Planetary Society asteroid hunters help find rare type of double asteroid

Jason Davis • July 24, 2018 • 7

A global team of astronomers has found a rare type of asteroid, where two equal-mass objects circle each other in a never-ending dance as they hurtle through the solar system.

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