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News Archive / Tagged: Icarus

  • Russian spacewalk runs into overtime during ‘Icarus’ experiment installation

    Derek RichardsonAugust 16th, 2018

    Two Russian cosmonauts stepped outside the International Space Station for more than 7.5 hours to deploy several small satellites and install an experiment designed to monitor animal migration.

  • Our Spaceflight Heritage: A first look at Mars

    Heather SmithJuly 14th, 2014

    Between 1962 and 1973, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory built ten spacecrafts to explore Mercury, Venus, and Mars. One of the great successes of the early American space program, Mariner 4’s 21 images were the first taken of another planet from space. The spacecraft continued to send images of the Martian surface through October of that year. […]

  • Cassini spies the ice-giant planet Uranus

    NASAMay 9th, 2014

    NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has captured its first-ever image of the pale blue ice-giant planet Uranus in the distance beyond Saturn’s rings.