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A news briefing on the role played by the solar wind in stripping away Mars' atmosphere was held with the MAVEN team on Thursday, 05 November at 2:00 p.m. EST. More...

The last of four thruster maneuvers, on 04 November, has put the New Horizons spacecraft on course to reach its next target, Kuiper Belt Object 2014 MU69, on 01 January 2019. For recent images and information, see the NASA and APL New Horizons pages.

Five investigations have been selected as finalists for the next Discovery-class missions. One or two will be chosen to fly as early as 2020. The finalists include two Venus missions, two asteroid missions, and an NEO mission. More...

Two CubeSats have been chosen by NASA's Small Innovative Missions for Planetary Exploration (SIMPLEx) program: LunaH-Map, a Moon orbiting mission to map polar hydrogen, and Q-PACE, a microgravity particle collision investigation. Three other mission concepts were also selected for further technology development. More...

This Day in Planetary and Lunar Exploration History

November 27

Launch of Atlas-Centaur 2, first successful liquid hydrogen/oxygen rocket.
The Mars 2 lander impacts the surface of Mars, becoming the first spacecraft to reach the martian surface.

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