National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Lunar and Planetary Science

What's New in Lunar & Planetary Science

The Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) to the Didymos asteroid system launched on November 24 at 6:21 UT (1:21 a.m. EST, 10:21 p.m. Nov. 23 PST) from Vandenberg Air Force Base

Launch of the James Webb Space Telescope from Kourou, French Guiana, has been pushed back to 22 December. For more detail see the JWST launch page.

The Lucy mission to Jupiter's Trojan asteroids launched successfully on 16 October at 09:34 UT (5:34 a.m. EDT). For more, see the NASA Press Release

This Day in Planetary and Lunar Exploration History

1964
Launch of Mariner 4, first spacecraft to transmit pictures and data from Mars.
2014
Full contact lost with Venus Express, likely due to exhaustion of fuel, ending the mission.

Flight Mission Information

Data Services

Related Information Services

Search for Mission Information

To search for information on any mission, enter the spacecraft name in the box below.

[USA.gov] NASA - nasa.gov