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China Releases Gorgeous New Footage of the Far Side of the Moon

Chang’e 4 mission leads released landing footage and panoramic pictures on Friday.
Becky Ferreira
1.11.19
Mars

NASA’s InSight Lander Is Already Snapping Amazing Pictures of Mars

On its first sol on the red planet, the mission sent home images of a dusty landscape, a lander selfie, and a wide shot of Mars from space.
Becky Ferreira
11.27.18
Mars

NASA Successfully Landed Its Digging Robot on Mars

InSight is the first Mars mission to focus on the red planet’s interior, and will drill a hole five meters into its surface.
Becky Ferreira
11.26.18
asteroids

These Amazing Photos Show the First Rover Landing on an Asteroid

Hayabusa2 is the first mission to deploy mobile robots onto an asteroid.
Becky Ferreira
9.24.18
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A Hailstorm Completely Obliterated This American Airlines Plane

"Things were flying. Passengers throwing up. Scariest flight of my life," one passenger said.
Drew Schwartz
6.7.18
nasa

How to Watch ExoMars Land on the Red Planet on Wednesday

The European Space Agency and Roscosmos team up to look for life on Mars.
Becky Ferreira
10.18.16
Stuff

I Asked a Pilot if a Common Idiot Could Land a Plane in an Emergency

Short answer: maybe, if he or she had plenty of help from air-traffic control and were good at multitasking.
Hannah Scholte
5.28.15
tech

This Is What Landing on Mars Looks Like

The sight of dust billowing as the Curiosity rover touches down delivers an eerie, awed chill.
Michael Byrne
8.23.12
Motherboard Blog

What the Mars Rover Landing Looked Like To Someone Who Actually Built It

NASA's done a fine job of documenting its big Martian landing last week - that little YouTube "robot copyright hiccup":http://motherboard.vice.com/2012/8/6/nasa-s-mars-rover-crashed-into-a-dmca-takedown notwithstanding. But one of NASA JPL's engineers...
ALEX PASTERNACK
8.15.12
tech

Mourning the Moon Men: A Memorandum

The Presidential PR of things in the case of an Apollo XI failure.
ALEX PASTERNACK
7.22.12
Motherboard

Mars One Plans on Colonizing the Red Planet with a Reality Show

I like going to new places as much as possible. Recently I felt burnt out from the whole world-traveller thing. I'm sure I'll resume at some point, I just have to figure out an awesome and new destination, looks like I might have found my answer, or so...
Daniel Stuckey
6.6.12
Motherboard Blog

Cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov Screamed Until He Hit the Earth

In 1967, the first Soyuz smashed full speed into the ground. And everyone knew it was going to happen.
Amy Shira Teitel
5.1.12