Chang’e-5 Mission to Retrieve Lunar Samples

Chang’e-5 Mission to Retrieve Lunar Samples

Chang’e 5 blasts off on a Long March 5 heavy lift rocket from Wenchang Space Launch Center on Nov. 23. Credit: CNSA/CAS China is on track to return to Earth the first lunar surface samples in more than four decades. On Nov. 23, the China National Space Administration...
Water Discovered on Sunlit Surface of Moon for First Time

Water Discovered on Sunlit Surface of Moon for First Time

An artist rendering shows the location of the sunlit crater on the moon where water molecules were recently discovered using a NASA telescope. Credit: NASA/Daniel Rutter For the first time ever, scientists have confirmed the presence of water on the sunlit surface of...
NASA Nails Historic Asteroid Landing for Sample Return

NASA Nails Historic Asteroid Landing for Sample Return

Artist rendering of OSIRIS-REx readying itself for landing on Bennu. Credit: NASA Goddard/University of Arizona. NASA’s first-ever sample return mission from an asteroid is on track to bring a handful of primordial rock dust back to Earth. The agency successfully...
WiSE Talks Highlight Leading Women in Space Exploration

WiSE Talks Highlight Leading Women in Space Exploration

When eight of the world’s best and brightest women working in space exploration come together, magic happens. The first Women in Space Exploration (WiSE) Talks series hosted by PISCES featured a full week of virtual presentations covering our solar system, robotic...
WiSE Talks Highlight Leading Women in Space Exploration

Registration now Open for WiSE Talks Virtual Series

The public is invited to participate in a free virtual event highlighting women who work on the cutting edge of space exploration. The Women in Space Exploration (WiSE) Talks series, organized by PISCES in partnership with Microsoft and Hawaii Science and Technology...