China is to launch its first recoverable moon orbiter later this year as the latest step in its ambitious space programme.
The government has announced that the mission will travel to the moon before returning to earth. 256 more words
(Artist’s concept of the Mars Odyssey spacecraft – Photo Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech)
NASA’s Mars Odyssey spacecraft has successfully adjusted the timing of its orbit around Mars as a defensive precaution for comet C/2013 A1 (otherwise known as Siding Spring) which will pass by the Red Planet on October 19. 311 more words