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The Expedition 63 crew members are getting a Japanese spaceship ready for departure next week.
Space Station Crew Packs Japanese Ship
Able to zoom in at the highest resolution, color images from MRO's HiRISE have captured dramatic scenes on the surface of Mars.
Celebrate Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter's Views From Above
The spacecraft is on track to touch asteroid Bennu's surface during its first sample collection attempt on Oct. 20.
Rehearsal Puts NASA's OSIRIS-REx on a Path to Sample Collection
NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft has captured these six infrared views of the Martian moon Phobos.
A Japanese resupply ship will depart next week after nearly three months attached to the space station.
Japanese Resupply Ship to Depart Space Station
On July 4, NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) finished its primary mission.
NASA's Planet Hunter Completes Its Primary Mission
If humans could travel to this giant planet we would see a world the color of a dark cherry blossom.
This Gas Giant Is Pretty in Pink
OSIRIS-REx is almost ready for touchdown on Bennu. On Aug. 11, the spacecraft will perform its “Matchpoint” rehearsal.
One Rehearsal Away from Touching Asteroid Bennu
Dawn spacecraft data answers two big questions: Is there liquid inside Ceres, and how long ago was it geologically active?
Mystery Solved: Bright Areas on Ceres Come From Salty Water Below
For a decade NASA scientists have been aiming laser beams at a reflector on a spacecraft orbiting the Moon. Finally, they've received a signal back.
Laser Beams Reflected Between Earth and Moon Boost Science
In 2009, NASA launched a sounding rocket to measure helium in the Sun's atmosphere.The results were recently published.
Sounding Rocket Finds Helium Structures in Sun's Atmosphere
The Space Launch System (SLS) rocket core stage for the Artemis I lunar mission has successfully completed several critical tests.
Artemis I Rocket Moves Closer to Hot Fire Test