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ISIS: Blasting a Crater on Asteroid Bennu

Van Kane • May 16, 2013 • 2

An exciting new option to enhance NASA's OSIRIS-REx asteroid mission has been proposed by Steve Chesley at JPL. The ISIS spacecraft would impact asteroid Bennu to expose its interior structure to OSIRIS-REx.

Mars One astronaut selection announcement

Emily Lakdawalla • April 21, 2013 • 26

Today I am on my way to New York City, where I will be serving as the moderator for Mars One's first press briefing.

Bringing an Asteroid Home

Van Kane • April 03, 2013 • 6

Aviation Week and Space Technology reports that the President’s next budget request for NASA will include funds to begin developing a mission to bring an asteroid to the Earth-moon system.

LPSC 2013: Future Planetary Exploration

Van Kane • March 26, 2013 • 2

Last week, planetary scientists gathered for the 44th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. Van Kane rounds up some of the future mission concepts presented.

Instruments for the JUICE Jovian Mission

Van Kane • March 07, 2013 • 6

The European Space Agency (ESA) announced the list of instruments selected for its JUICE mission to explore the Jovian system for three years starting in the 2030 following a 2022 launch.

Checking in with the Future of Mars Exploration at NASA

Casey Dreier • February 27, 2013 • 4

Reporting from NASA's Mars Exploration Program working group on the latest updates in scientific exploration of the red planet.

Brother, Can You Spare $1B for a Planetary Space Telescope?

Van Kane • February 20, 2013 • 2

Imagine you had a Hubble-class telescope and could use in any way you wanted to explore planets. What would you do with it?

A New Statement on NASA's 2020 Rover Mission

Casey Dreier • January 29, 2013 • 3

The Planetary Society remains committed to a balanced program of solar system exploration, with Mars, outer planets, and small missions all playing an important part.

Human spaceflight update: the modules edition

Jason Davis • January 16, 2013 • 2

NASA made Wednesday a big day for human spaceflight following the official announcements of two new partnerships with Bigelow Aerospace and the European Space Agency.

Crazy Far

Louis D. Friedman • January 14, 2013 • 13

Louis Friedman discusses what he expects to be the future of space exploration. According to him, it won't be in manned missions, but in remote, virtual exploration available to anybody.

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