Latest News on Nasa Missions
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Jan 11, 2018
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope completes critical testing in thermal vacuum chamber; preparing it for space mission in 2019Webb telescope arrived at NASA's Johnson Space Centre in Houston in May 2017, where it underwent critical cryogenic testing for nine months inside Chamber A
Oct 28, 2017
US-German 15 year old GRACE mission comes to an end owing to a battery issue,Following an age-related battery issue on GRACE-2 in September, it became apparent by mid-October that GRACE-2's remaining battery capacity would not be sufficient to operate its science instruments and telemetry transmitter.
Oct 20, 2017
NASA's Dawn mission gets second extension, spacecraft to remain in orbit around Ceres indefinitelyDuring this extension, the spacecraft will descend to lower altitudes than ever before at the dwarf planet, which it has been orbiting since March 2015
Apr 15, 2017
Nasa to broadcast world's first 360-degree stream of rocket launch on 18 AprilNasa, in coordination with commercial cargo provider Orbital ATK and launch service major United Launch Alliance (ULA), is set to broadcast the worlds first live 360-degree stream of a rocket launch on 18 April.
Sep 09, 2016
Nasa launches first mission to collect 'asteroid dust', may hold possible clues to lifeNasa hopes the solar-powered OSIRIS-REx will bring back the largest payload of space samples since the Apollo era of the 1960s and 1970s,
Feb 27, 2015
NASA spots mysterious bright lights on dwarf planet Ceres as explorer probe nears orbitThe discovery of another bright light on the dwarf planet Ceres has NASA scientists perplexed as the US Dawn probe prepares to enter the orbit of the largest object in the asteroid belt and possibly resolve the mystery.
Feb 22, 2015
Nasa announces Mars Balance Mass Challange winnersNasa has announced the winners of its first Mars Balance Mass Challenge that asked for design ideas for small science and technology payloads that could provide dual purpose as ejectable balance masses on spacecraft entering the Martian atmosphere.
Dec 21, 2014
NASA plans solar-powered airships, floating city for manned Venus missionNASA plans to send solar-powered airships to explore Venus' atmosphere and to eventually establish a permanent human colony in a floating cloud city above the planet.
Aug 06, 2013
NASA, SAM celebrate Curiosity's birthday the traditional wayOn August 5, 2012, PDT, NASA’s Curiosity rover made its perfect landing in the Gale Crater on perhaps the most elusive planet in the universe –
Dec 18, 2012
Spotting Curiosity on Mars possibleDetermining the position of the robot Curiosity will be possible by studying the eclipses of Phobos, the larger of the two moons of Mars...