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NASA has selected four Discovery Program investigations to develop concept studies for new missions.
NASA Selects Four Possible Missions to Study the Secrets of the Solar System
Data from NASA’s New Horizons mission are providing new insights into how planets and planetesimals – the building blocks of the planets – were formed.
New Horizons Team Uncovers a Critical Piece of the Planetary Formation Puzzle
Surrounded by California desert, NASA officials broke ground Tuesday, Feb. 11, on a new antenna for communicating with the agency's farthest-flung robotic spacecraft.
NASA Prepares for Moon and Mars With New Addition to Its Deep Space Network
The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine.
NASA Administrator Statement on Moon to Mars Initiative, FY 2021 Budget
Solar Orbiter, a new collaborative mission between ESA (European Space Agency) and NASA to study the Sun, launched on Feb. 9.
Solar Orbiter Launch Takes Solar Science to New Heights
After setting a record for the longest single spaceflight in history by a woman, NASA astronaut Christina Koch returned to Earth Thursday.
Record-Setting NASA Astronaut, Crewmates Return from Space Station
NASA centers across the country are opening their doors Monday, Feb. 10, to media and social media for “State of NASA” events.
NASA Spotlights Moon to Mars Plans at Feb. 10 ‘State of NASA' Events
Researchers using Parker Solar Probe data released a new wave of research papers in a special supplement of The Astrophysical Journal
New Wave of Parker Solar Probe Science Published
NASA is targeting Feb. 9, for the launch of Solar Orbiter, an international collaborative mission between ESA and NASA.
NASA to Broadcast Solar Orbiter Launch, Prelaunch Activities
Mission engineers confirmed at about 2:30 p.m. PST (5:30 p.m. EST) Thursday the spacecraft was placed in safe mode, ceasing all science operations.
Spitzer Space Telescope Ends Mission of Astronomical Discovery
At 4:37 a.m. EST on Jan. 29, 2020, NASA’s Parker Solar Probe broke speed and distance records as it approached the Sun.
Parker Solar Probe Completes Fourth Closest Approach, Breaks New Speed and Distance Records
Engineers for NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft are working to return the mission to normal operating conditions after one of the spacecraft's autonomous fault protection routines was triggered.
Voyager 2 Engineers Working to Restore Normal Operations