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Russia’s Progress 74 (74P) cargo craft departed the International Space Station leaving four spaceships parked at the orbital lab.
Russian Cargo Ship Leaves; Crew Tests Dragon's Comfort Factors
A proposed mission called VERITAS seeks to transform our understanding of Venus.
VERITAS: Exploring the Deep Truths of Venus
A comet visiting from the most distant parts of our solar system is putting on a spectacular nighttime display.
Comet NEOWISE Slides by Sun, Provides Treat for Observers
Technicians recently finished applying more than 180 blocks of ablative material to the heat shield for the Orion spacecraft.
Heat Shield Milestone for First Crewed Orion Mission
What drives Perseverance's mission and what will it do at the Red Planet? Here are seven things to know.
7 Things to Know About the Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover Mission
The Expedition 63 crew readied a pair of tiny satellites for deployment and finished packing a Russian cargo craft for departure.
New Satellites Set for Deployment, Cargo Craft Ready for Departure
Psyche, the NASA mission to explore a metal-rock asteroid of the same name, recently passed a crucial milestone.
Building NASA's Psyche: Design Done, Now Full Speed Ahead on Hardware
NASA's InSight lander has been using its robotic arm to help the heat probe known as the "mole" burrow into Mars.
NASA's InSight Flexes Its Arm While Its 'Mole' Hits Pause
A device called SHERLOC will help the next Mars rover detect chemicals linked to the existence of life.
Device to Help Mars Perseverance Rover Search for Signs of Life
The competition will help advance the design of a mechanical rover to explore the surface of Venus.
NASA's Venus Rover Challenge Winners Announced
A Russian cargo craft is due to depart the space station in the middle of the week after seven months on orbit.
Cargo and Science Operations Start Work Week
NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has started a road trip that will continue through the summer across roughly a mile (1.6 kilometers) of terrain.
Curiosity Mars Rover's Summer Road Trip Has Begun