Spacecraft Successfully Lands on Comet

Earlier today, the European Space Agency successfully landed its space probe, Philae, on the surface of Comet 67P. This landing marked the first controlled touch down on a comet in history. Philae separated from its mother ship, Rosetta, at 3:30 AM EST; it then floated toward the surface for the next seven hours. Shortly after […]

Spacecraft Will Attempt to Land on Comet

Tomorrow the European Space Agency’s Rosetta spacecraft will be the first to attempt landing on a comet. The spacecraft arrived at Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko on August 6th, and has been surveying its surface to find a proper landing site since; this is the first time a spacecraft has had to find its own place to touch […]

NASA Mission, MAVEN Spacecraft to Mars

NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft is about to enter the orbit of Mars after nearly a 10 month, 442 million mile journey to the planet. NASA believes this robot is going to help pave the way for Human exploration of the planet in the future. NASA discusses some of the primary goals […]