This mission will employ an advanced rover and landing technologies on Mars.
The Juno spacecraft will, for the first time, see below Jupiter's dense clouds.
Voyager 1 and 2 took advantage of a rare planetary alignment to conduct a historic tour of the outer solar system and build enough velocity to eventually travel out of our solar system.
Cassini has been unlocking the secrets of Saturn, its ringsand moons since 2004.
New Horizons is the first mission to explore Pluto and the Kuiper Belt.
Ulysses was the first mission to study the sun from both poles.
MESSENGER was the first spacecraft to orbit Mercury.
Dawn will be the first spacecraft to orbit two planetary bodies in one mission.
Goals: Mariner 10 was the first spacecraft sent to study Mercury. Mariner 10 also studied Venus while using the planet's gravity to modify its speed and trajectory, enabling it to reach Mercury. Accomplishments: Mariner 10 was the only mission to...
Pioneer 11 was the first mission to explore Saturn and the second spacecraft in humanity's early reconnaissance of the outer solar system.
Venus Express is designed to study the atmosphere of Venus, from the surface to
Heliophysics missions study the sun and its effect on the Earth and our solar system.
Voyager 1 and 2 took advantage of a rare planetary alignment to conduct a ...
Pioneer 10 was the first spacecraft to fly by Jupiter.
NASA's twin Mars Exploration Rovers -- named Spirit and Opportunity -- transformed our understanding of the Red Planet during several years of roving its rocky surface.
Lunar Prospector was designed to provide answers to long-standing questions about the Moon, its resources, its structure and its origins.
Galileo spacecraft logged many firsts during its 14-year mission to Jupiter.
Still in orbit around Mars, NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft has collected more than 130,000 images and continues to send information to Earth about Martian geology, climate, and mineralogy.
Earth science missions are designed to study our home world from above as a whole system and aid in our understanding how the planet is changing.
Goals: Explorer 1 was the first spacecraft successfully launched by the U.S.