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NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sampling Probe Completes Instrument Install/Assembly, Enters ‘Test Drive’ Phase

OSIRIS-Rex, the first American spacecraft ever aimed at snatching pristine samples from the surface of an asteroid and returning them…

5 years ago

A History of Launch Failures: “Not Because They are Easy, but Because They are Hard”

Over the 50-plus years since President John F. Kennedy’s Rice University speech, spaceflight has proven to be hard. It doesn't…

6 years ago

The Thirty-Ninth Anniversary of the Last Moonwalk

[/caption] On December 13, 1972, Apollo 17 Commander Eugene A. Cernan and Lunar Module Pilot (LMP) Harrison H. “Jack” Schmitt…

9 years ago

Space News for July 30, 1999

Deep Space 1 Missed Photo Opportunity with Asteroid NASA's advanced Deep Space 1 probe missed its chance to catch pictures…

21 years ago

Space News for July 29, 1999

Moon Crash Will Also Help Fulfill Geologist's Last Wish Killed in a car crash in Australia in 1997, Gene Shoemaker…

21 years ago

Space News for July 28, 1999

Safe Landing for Space Shuttle Columbia After an extremely short mission to deploy the Chandra X-Ray observatory, the Space Shuttle…

21 years ago

Space News for July 27, 1999

Prospector Could be Disabled by Eclipse Final plans for the Lunar Prospector spacecraft may run into a little snag. NASA…

21 years ago

Space News for July 26, 1999

Chandra Successfully Deployed from Columbia Space Shuttle Columbia has completed its primary mission - to deploy and launch the Chandra…

21 years ago

Space News for July 23, 1999

Columbia Launches Successfully After the Third Attempt After delays from bad weather, and a falsely detected hydrogen leak, the Space…

21 years ago

Space News for July 22, 1999

Columbia Launch Aborted For the Second Time Bad weather at Cape Canaveral scrubbed the launch of the Space Shuttle Columbia…

21 years ago