The MAVEN mission will reach Mars and start its 33-minute orbit insertion burn on 22 September at 01:50 UTC (21 September 9:50 p.m. EDT). A NASA news briefing will be shown live on NASA TV on Wednesday, 17 Sept. at 1:00 p.m. EDT.
On 06 August the European Space Agency Rosetta spacecraft successfully rendezvoused with Comet 67 P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko and has returned close-up images of the comet. Five candidate sites have been identified for the Philae Lander.
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