2004: Launched in 1997, Cassini-Huygens eneters the orbit of Saturn in 2004 returning stunning images of the planet, its rings and its satellites.
1998: Few would recognise this as a part of the International Space Station (ISS), however this satellite was the first module of the ISS, from which the rest of it grew.
NASA’s Next Mars Probe to Spy on Red Planet from Above
Inside an ultraclean facility in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, engineers are constructing NASA’s next Mars-bound spacecraft.
The Mars Atmosphere And Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft is being assembled by Lockheed Martin at their Space Systems Company facilities near Denver. The spacecraft’s core structure and propellant tank were recently installed in a clean room, which protects the various components against contamination.