Request came one day after being reprimanded for previous unauthorized launch
The furthest object ever explored by a spacecraft
To infinity and beyond
Oddly SpaceX and Blue Origin were not picked
The Jezero Crater could contain evidence of past life
How well does commercial off-the-shelf hardware work in space?
Turning dirt into water, oxygen, and a way home
Did you try turning it off and back on?
What could possibly go wrong?
$10 million to the first company or individual that can make it happen
A seven-year mission to uncover our star's secrets
Provides up to 10 kilowatts of electrical power continuously for a minimum of 10 years
A little closer to recovering the entire rocket
TESS will come online just as the aging Kepler satellite runs out of fuel
Offering an authentic astronaut experience
Finally down after years of delays
The project has been plagued by budget overruns and delays spanning multiple decades
Mission will launch in 2019 aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9
Getting to Mars won't be easy
Researchers say the recycled feces would resemble Marmite