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First Instrument Delivered for Asteroid Sample Return Mission

06.26.2015
The first of five instruments for NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft, which will collect a sample from an asteroid and bring it back to Earth, has arrived at Lockheed Martin for installation.

Team Prepares for Next Step in NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Mission

06.22.2015
With launch only 15 months away, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx team is preparing to deliver instruments for integration with the spacecraft that will travel to, and collect a sample from, an asteroid.

NASA's LRO Moves Closer to the Lunar Surface

05.05.2015
The spacecraft completed a maneuver that lowered its orbit to within 20 kilometers (12 miles) above areas near the lunar South Pole, the closest the spacecraft has ever been to the moon's surface.
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Full View of Asteroid Vesta

10/03/2013
As the Dawn spacecraft travels to its next destination, this mosaic synthesizes some of the best views the spacecraft had of the giant asteroid Vesta.

Two Generations of Windblown Sediments on Mars

10/03/2013
This colorful scene is situated in the Noctis Labyrinthus region of Mars, perched high on the Tharsis rise in the upper reaches of the Valles Marineris canyon system.
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