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The European Space Agency ExoMars 2016 mission, comprising a Martian orbiter and lander, launched successfully on 14 March at 09:31 UT (4:31 a.m. EST).

Launch of the NASA InSight mission to Mars has been rescheduled to 05 May 2018. Landing would occur on 26 November 2018. More...

A payload of 13 CubeSats will be carried into space on the first test launch of the NASA Space Launch System in 2018. A large number of these CubeSats are designed to carry out lunar and planetary missions. More...

This Day in Planetary and Lunar Exploration History

May 26

1969
Apollo 10 reaches a re-entry speed of 40,187 kph (24,971 mph), fastest ever reached by humans.

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