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Still in orbit around Mars, NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft has collected thousands of... View Mission

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Mars Pathfinder Mission Image

Mars Pathfinder launched December 2, 1996 and arrived on the surface of Mars on July 4, 1997.... View Mission

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Mars Polar Lander Mission Image

The Mars Surveyor '98 program was comprised of two spacecraft launched separately, the Mars... View Mission

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NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, launched August 12, 2005, is on a search for evidence that... View Mission

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The Mars Exploration Rover (MER) Opportunity landed on... View Mission

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The Mars Exploration Rover (MER) Spirit landed on Mars on January 4, 2004. The rover... View Mission

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NASA's Mars Science Laboratory mission will set down a sophisticated, large, mobile laboratory... View Mission

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The Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) mission was launched on November 18, 2013.... View Mission

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MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry and Ranging (... View Mission

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NEAR-Shoemaker Mission Image

The Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous - Shoemaker (NEAR Shoemaker), named in honor of planetary... View Mission

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Illustration of Neowise mission spacecraft

The NEOWISE project is the asteroid-hunting portion of the Wide-field Infrared Survey... View Mission

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The New Horizons Pluto-Kuiper Belt Mission, launched in January 2006 and due to arrive at Pluto... View Mission

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NASA will launch a spacecraft to an asteroid in 2016 and use a robotic arm to pluck samples... View Mission

Past

Named for the mythological bird that rose out of the fire to be reborn, Phoenix was the new... View Mission

Past
Pioneer 10 & 11 Mission Image

Launched on 2 March 1972, Pioneer 10 was the first spacecraft to travel through the Asteroid... View Mission

Past
Pioneer Venus Missions Mission Image

The Pioneer mission consisted of two components, launched separately: an Orbiter and a... View Mission

Future

Q-PACE will explore properties of particle collision in a microgravity environment in an effort... View Mission

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Ranger Mission Image

In the early 1960's NASA produced and flew a series of Ranger... View Mission

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Rosetta is a European Space Agency mission to rendezvous with comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in... View Mission

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Stardust Mission Image

The Stardust spacecraft was launched on February 7, 1999. The primary goal of Stardust is to... View Mission

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Stardust NExT Mission Image

STARDUST-NExT - short for “New Exploration of Tempel-1” is a follow-on mission for STARDUST,... View Mission

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Surveyor Mission Image

Following the Ranger missions, NASA's Surveyor program was designed to find a way to safely... View Mission

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Viking 1 & 2 Mission Image

The Viking Mars mission was performed by two spacecraft, Viking 1 and Viking 2, launched within... View Mission

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