Jet Propulsion Laboratory

February 14, 2019

NASA’s Mars Opportunity Rover Is Likely Dead

Mission leads have not heard from Oppy since it was caught in a massive dust storm last June. On Wednesday, NASA will likely announce that it […]
July 7, 2018

NASA awards contract to study flying drones on Venus

In the coming decades, NASA and other space agencies hope to mount some ambitious missions to other planets in our Solar System. In addition to studying […]
June 29, 2018

Space & Science: A Happy Marriage

How medical technology in space is helping pave the way for the rest of the world Mars, here we come! Humans are going to Mars — […]
May 23, 2018

SpaceX launches five Iridium satellites and twin science spacecraft

WASHINGTON — A SpaceX Falcon 9 still sporting soot from its last mission successfully launched May 22 with five Iridium Next satellites and two science satellites […]
May 18, 2018

Here’s the Weird Science Launching to the Space Station This Weekend

This weekend, a cargo delivery to the International Space Station will carry old-fashioned sextants, E. colibacteria and lasers that will create a temperature 10 billion times […]
May 4, 2018

NASA’s Launching a Lander That Will Dig on Mars

Mars InSight will be the first interplanetary mission to lift off from the West Coast. On Saturday, NASA plans to launch a robot designed to peek into the […]
December 3, 2017

After 37 years, Voyager 1 has fired up its trajectory thrusters

This week, the scientists and engineers on the Voyager team did something very special. At present, the Voyager 1 spacecraft is 21 billion kilometers from Earth, […]
November 18, 2017

Here’s What a Volcano on Mars Looked Like to Mariner 9 in 1971

Mariner 9, the first spacecraft to orbit a planet other than Earth, travelled to Mars and returned images of the surface, including this one of a Martian […]
November 6, 2017

‘A New Space Age’ Summit to Explore Spaceflight’s Bright Future

Some of the spaceflight community’s biggest movers, shakers and disruptors will gather in Seattle next week to discuss humanity’s next giant leaps. The Economist magazine is […]