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• January 26, 2011
JAXA posted a report today stating that IKAROS "has completed its regular operations."
• August 30, 2010
NASA announced today that they had placed several new sets of historical photos on their "NASA on the Commons" Flickr site, and invited the public to help tag and caption the photos.
• July 28, 2010
I'm a little late on this, but I thought I should share the news: MSL now has a good head and neck on its shoulders, and has officially "roved".
• July 23, 2010
Enjoy my extremely low-tech animation of Curiosity's first "steps"! Six wheels rolling on Earth -- let's go for six wheels rolling on Mars!
• June 15, 2010
We've already seen IKAROS' view of its deployed sails from cameras attached to the spacecraft, but, in a brilliant idea, the Japanese built IKAROS with two deployable cameras that could view the thing from a distance.
Speaking of spacecraft crashing...
• June 13, 2010
Hayabusa's return: round up some of the amazing photos, movies, and artworks that were posted and shared and Tweeted and re-Tweeted over the previous dozen hours or so.
At 13:51 UTC, the Hayabusa spacecraft -- having traveled to an asteroid and back, surviving countless challenges-- broke up into a fiery meteor over the midnight, midwinter Australian sky.
• June 10, 2010
JAXA finally issued the formal announcement: they successfully expanded IKAROS' square sail!
• June 09, 2010
Several pictures from the sail deployment monitoring cameras showed up on the IKAROS blog overnight.
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