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Feb 17, 2015 04:50 AM ET
NASA's rover Opportunity landed on Mars in 2004 and was only supposed to last 3 months. But more than a decade later the plucky vehicle is close to crossing the 26.2-mile mark in land traversed, despite a few senior technical moments along the way.
Feb 11, 2015 08:30 AM ET // Mike Wall, Space.com
The Dragon spacecraft splashed down Tuesday at 7:44 p.m. EST in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Baja California.
Feb 4, 2015 02:00 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Elon Musk has named SpaceX's two robotic landing platform boats after science fiction spacecraft created by Scottish sci-fi legend Iain M. Banks.
Feb 3, 2015 08:15 PM ET // Irene Klotz
The European Space Agency is preparing for launch next week of a small reusable spacecraft that is due to make its first test run beyond the atmosphere.
Feb 2, 2015 07:15 PM ET // AFP
NASA on Monday hailed a proposal by President Barack Obama to boost spending for the US space agency and announced plans for a mission to explore Jupiter's moon, Europa.
Jan 23, 2015 12:10 PM ET
Ceres is an embryonic planet that had the misfortune of seeing Jupiter crush its dreams of becoming a legit planet on its own. But the more scientists learn about the plucky dwarf, the more they like it.
Jan 16, 2015 12:00 PM ET
It's a long-range plan -- like 50 years long! -- but China has begun making serious noises about mining the moon for a form of helium that's rare here but not so rare on our little lunar buddy.
Jan 16, 2015 10:29 AM ET // Irene Klotz
The UK's Beagle 2 Mars lander, which disappeared during a landing attempt over Christmas in 2003, has finally been found by a NASA spacecraft.
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