Space Exploration http://aviationweek.com/taxonomy/term/39781/more en NASA Science Probe Breaks Ground 1 Billion Miles Past Pluto http://aviationweek.com/space/nasa-science-probe-breaks-ground-1-billion-miles-past-pluto <div class="node-body article-body">New Horizons surveys Ultima Thule, a twin-lobed body that formed in situ in the Kuiper Belt. </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/space/nasa-science-probe-breaks-ground-1-billion-miles-past-pluto" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/space/nasa-science-probe-breaks-ground-1-billion-miles-past-pluto#comments Launch Pad Space Exploration Aviation Week & Space Technology Space The Launch Pad AWST North America Thu, 07 Feb 2019 09:00:00 +0000 1917991 at http://aviationweek.com Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute Improved Engine Took Chang’e 4 Down To The Moon http://aviationweek.com/space/improved-engine-took-chang-e-4-down-moon <div class="node-body 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Space Technology Space AW.com Space Global Fri, 30 Nov 2018 09:00:00 +0000 1888791 at http://aviationweek.com NASA/JPL NASA InSight Spacecraft Nails Mars Landing http://aviationweek.com/space/nasa-insight-spacecraft-nails-mars-landing <div class="node-body article-body">Experimental cubesats relayed the probe’s entry, descent and touchdown data in near real time.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/space/nasa-insight-spacecraft-nails-mars-landing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/space/nasa-insight-spacecraft-nails-mars-landing#comments Space Exploration Aviation Week & Space Technology Space Space AWST North America photograph Wed, 28 Nov 2018 09:00:00 +0000 1887301 at http://aviationweek.com NASA/JPL-Caltech Pioneering Kepler Telescope’s Nine-Year Run Comes To An End http://aviationweek.com/space/pioneering-kepler-telescope-s-nine-year-run-comes-end <div class="node-body article-body">Initial survey shows planets beyond the Solar System are more 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