• February 06, 2015
A FOIA request offers insight into NASA's planetary science extended mission review process, which seems, at best, confusing, and at worst—with adjectival ratings like “Very Good/Good”—arbitrary.
• January 22, 2015
Larry Crumpler gives an update on the status of Opportunity's traverse toward Marathon Valley.
• December 30, 2014
Opportunity is continuing its drives along the rim of Endeavour toward Marathon Valley. Larry Crumpler tells us what to expect as the rover continues its journey.
• November 25, 2014
Larry Crumpler returns with an update on Opportunity's recent activities, and its road ahead.
• November 03, 2014
It's been two weeks since comet Siding Spring passed close by Mars, and six of the seven Mars spacecraft have now checked in with quick looks at their images of the encounter. I round up all the results.
• October 30, 2014
After a bad day on the launch pad, some perspective.
• October 20, 2014
All seven Mars spacecraft are doing perfectly fine after comet Siding Spring's close encounter with Mars.
• October 15, 2014
Opportunity will become a comet flyby mission beginning in mid-October. The comet Siding Spring will zoom past Mars at a distance of about 135,000 km on October 19.
• September 26, 2014
After a stand-down of activities to reformat its flash memory, Opportunity has re-commenced the long climb up this high and steep segment of the Endeavour crater rim.
• September 03, 2014
Senior review recommends continuing all major planetary exploration missions, but not without some changes.
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