5th National Space Council Convenes to Discuss Future

On March 26, 2019, the National Space Council convened for its 5th assembly to discuss the future of the American Space Program. Speaking on behalf of the White House, Vice President Mike Pence announced that American astronauts will return to the Moon within the next...

China’s Sights Set On Mars, 2020

The past few months have been exciting for China’s ambitious space program. Following a successful lunar landing on the Moon’s dark side and several captivating announcements for the future, Wu Weiren, the chief designer behind China’s lunar exploration program,...

NASA’s Opportunity Rover Mission Ends

Concluding an incredible 15 years of exploring, surveying, and laying the groundwork for future missions on the surface of Mars, NASA’s Opportunity Rover’s mission has finally come to a close. Following thousands of commands attempting to restore the rover, one last...

NASA’s InSight Mission Lands on Martian Surface

Completing its 300 million mile (458 million km) voyage, NASA’s Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport Lander (aka InSight) successfully arrived onto the surface of Mars. Tensions rose at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory,...

NASA’s InSight Mission Prepares for Final Approach

InSight is a robotic lander operated by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory en route to Mars to study its interior structure. A bacronym, Insight stands for Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy, and Heat Transporting. The mission launched on...