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Yutu-2 Rocks On into Lunar Day 3 for Chang’e-4 mission

Andrew Jones • March 06, 2019

China’s Yutu-2 rover is continuing to make tracks on the lunar far side.

100 Planetary Society Members. 25 States. 1 Day of Action.

Casey Dreier • March 05, 2019 • 3

Society members from across the United States came to Washington, D.C. on their own dime to advocate for space science and exploration.

Watch Hayabusa2's incredible touchdown on asteroid Ryugu

Jason Davis • March 05, 2019 • 3

The spacecraft fired a bullet into the surface and unleashed a massive spray of debris.

Crew Dragon Successfully Docks to International Space Station

Jason Davis • March 03, 2019 • 1

Docking occurred slightly ahead of schedule at 5:51 EST (10:51 UTC).

Crew Dragon Safely on the Way to International Space Station

Jason Davis • March 02, 2019

SpaceX's Crew Dragon has successfully launched on its maiden voyage! It will dock with the ISS tomorrow.

InSight Update, Sol 92: The Mole Did Hit a Rock

Emily Lakdawalla • March 01, 2019 • 1

The HP3 mole started hammering itself today, and almost immediately (after just 5 minutes) appears to have encountered a rock. No matter; they'll try again Saturday.

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.

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