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BepiColombo Earth flyby

Europe and Japan's BepiColombo spacecraft, which launched in 2018, will fly by Earth on 10 April and use our planet's gravity to swing towards the inner solar system. Learn more about this mission and why we study Mercury.

Apollo 13 50th Anniversary

The Planetary Society is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Apollo 13, which launched on 11 April 1970. Disaster struck on 13 April, prompting the crew's infamous "Houston, we've had a problem" call for help. Learn what happened, and how NASA got the astronauts home safely on 17 April.

More Apollo resources

Blogs & Articles

A Moon Among Stars

Emily Lakdawalla • December 31, 2008

A very pretty picture of a moon among stars. Happy 2009, everyone!

The Year in Pictures: 2008

Emily Lakdawalla • December 31, 2008

The Year in Pictures: 2008

I spotted Mercury last night!

Emily Lakdawalla • December 30, 2008

I spotted Mercury last night!

Another longevity milestone for Spirit and Opportunity

Emily Lakdawalla • December 29, 2008

We're getting close to the fifth anniversary of the landings of Spirit and Opportunity, but was we approach that milestone, we're passing another. I've been told that as of yesterday, Spirit and Opportunity have operated on Mars for a combined length of time that is longer than the combined number of sols that the twin Viking landers operated.

ANSMET Blogs: Finally in the field and bagging lots of meteorites

Emily Lakdawalla • December 29, 2008

ANSMET Blogs: Finally in the field and bagging lots of meteorites

The Antarctic search for meteorites: put-in at last; week of productive searches

ANSMET team • December 29, 2008

A week of productive searching near the Davis Nunataks.

From the "playing with particle accelerators" department

Emily Lakdawalla • December 29, 2008

From the "playing with particle accelerators" department

Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter is a BIG step closer to launch

Emily Lakdawalla • December 26, 2008

Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter is a BIG step closer to launch

Odds and Ends: Outer solar system not as crowded as the inner

Emily Lakdawalla • December 26, 2008

Odds and Ends: Outer solar system not as crowded as the inner

A correction to the recent Nature story about Phoenix

Emily Lakdawalla • December 24, 2008

A correction to the recent Nature story about Phoenix

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