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SpaceX just launched an Israeli mission toward the moon. If successful, it would be the world’s first private lunar landing.
SpaceIL, an Israeli nonprofit, has launched a 1,300-lb lunar lander called Beresheet on a SpaceX rocket. Its journey to the moon will take two months.
‘This is a hard day:’ NASA’s Opportunity rover is dead, ending the longest-running Mars mission in history
The Opportunity rover hasn't returned NASA's calls. Its lasting silence means the agency's Mars Exploration Rovers program has come to an overdue end.
Elon Musk says he is ‘confident’ people could afford to ‘sell their home on Earth’ and move to Mars on a SpaceX rocket
SpaceX founder Elon Musk said the first tickets to Mars may cost about $500,000 but eventually could cost less than $100,000 on his new launch system, Starship.
NASA's New Horizons probe flew past the space rock 2014 MU69, or Ultima Thule, on January 1 — but new photos are still downloading from deep space.
New videos of the farthest object humanity has ever explored show that it flips like a giant hourglass
NASA's New Horizons probe recently flew past a snowman-shaped space rock called 2014 MU69 (or Ultima Thule). New animations show its 16-hour rotation.
China wants to launch to Mars next year — part of an ambitious plan to bring the first Martian soil samples back to Earth
China recently landed a spacecraft on the far side of the moon, and is also working on a robotic Mars mission that may launch in 2020.
China's historic mission to the far side of the moon may have produced another first: Seeds sprouted there for the first time, scientists say.
NASA needs a reliable supply of plutonium-238 to power ambitious space missions, so the US government built a special robot to help make it.
The China National Space Administration has released a high-resolution wraparound image of the moon's far side taken by the Chang'e 4 spacecraft.
China’s rover and lander on the moon’s far side are taking a ‘nap’ to survive brutal surface temperatures
China just landed its Chang'e 4 rover and lander on the far side of the moon, but they are taking a nap to wait out brutal conditions.