28 Nov 2020
China has launched an unmanned spacecraft that aims to retrieve rock and soil samples from the moon. It is the first such mission in several decades and comes as Beijing continues to step up its space program.
23 Oct 2020
Scientists celebrate as NASA's robotic spacecraft Osiris-Rex briefly touches down on asteroid Bennu to collect samples. "The spacecraft did everything it was supposed to do," says Dante Lauretta, Osiris-Rex principal investigator at the University of Arizona.