The Europa Clipper mission will launch in October 2024 on a Falcon Heavy rocket from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, with the total contract worth $178 million.
NASA's Shane Kimbrough and France's Thomas Pesquet tackled the second in a series of powerful solar wings that should keep the space station running the rest of this decade, as space tourism ramps up with visitors beginning in the fall.
One mission, named DaVinci Plus, will analyse the thick, cloudy Venusian atmosphere. The other, called Veritas, will seek a geologic history by mapping the rocky planet’s surface.
The Mars probe and rover are expected to spend around three months taking photos, harvesting geographical data and collecting and analysing rock samples.
The Gurcay brothers have developed a unique technique to produce nanosilver developed through natural methods.
The spacecraft, which began its two-year journey home on Monday, holds between 200 grams and 400 grams of asteroid chunks — the biggest cosmic haul for the US since the Apollo moon rocks.
China said most debris from a large rocket expected to plunge back through the atmosphere this weekend would be burned up on re-entry and is highly unlikely to cause any harm.
The company says the trip will last a total of ten minutes, four of which passengers will spend above the Karman line, that marks the recognised boundary between Earth's atmosphere and space.
The astronauts, three American and one Japanese, flew back in the same capsule – named Resilience – in which they launched from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in November.
NASA's Mars Ingenuity helicopter has been given at least an extra month to tackle tough new terrain and support Nasa’s Perseverance Rover, helping with its hunt for signs of life.
American astronaut Michael Collins, who flew the Apollo 11 command module while his crewmates became the first people to land on the moon on July 20, 1969, died after battling cancer, his family says.
Blue Origin argues that NASA has misjudged the risks involved in choosing SpaceX's entirely new launch vehicle.
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