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Beresheet Overcomes Early Glitches, Continues Journey to the Moon

Jason Davis • February 28, 2019

The spacecraft performed its second engine burn, raising the highest point of its orbit to more than a third of the way to the Moon.

Fun With a New Data Set: The OSIRIS-REx Earth Flyby

Emily Lakdawalla • February 28, 2019

The OSIRIS-REx team recently issued their first data release to the Planetary Data System. This release doesn’t include any closeup pictures of asteroid Bennu, but it does include all the pictures they took during their September 2017 Earth flyby.

What to expect when Crew Dragon launches to the International Space Station

Jason Davis • February 27, 2019

SpaceX's Crew Dragon is scheduled to blast off for a 6-day, uncrewed test flight on 2 March at 02:49 EST (07:49 UTC).

Practicing Mars 2020 rover operations, on Earth

Jeffrey R. Johnson • February 25, 2019 • 1

Jeff Johnson files a report from ROASTT, the Rover Operations Activities for Science Team Training.

Pretty Pictures of the Cosmos: Hidden Gems

Adam Block • February 22, 2019 • 1

Award-winning astrophotographer Adam Block shares of his latest views of our universe.

Beresheet has launched!

Jason Davis • February 21, 2019 • 3

SpaceIL's Beresheet spacecraft is on its way to the Moon following a successful launch atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Florida.

Hayabusa2 has touched down on Ryugu!

Jason Davis • February 21, 2019

Touchdown occurred at about 22:49 UTC on 21 February, and the spacecraft is healthy.

InSight update, sols 43-83: Instrument placement complete

Emily Lakdawalla • February 20, 2019 • 3

InSight has placed its second science instrument on the ground and set it free. Now it's time to bury the heat probe in the soil.

NASA’s Lucy mission gets caught in a fight between rocket companies

Casey Dreier • February 20, 2019 • 6

SpaceX says it wants to save NASA money, but its actions could cost taxpayers more in the end.

What to expect when Hayabusa2 collects a sample from Ryugu

Jason Davis • February 19, 2019

More than 4 years after launch and a half year surveying asteroid Ryugu, Japan's Hayabusa2 spacecraft is ready for sample collection.

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