Equipped with automated rendezvous and capture technology, the new vehicle can locate and rendezvous with the target.
Free-flying robotic lander successfully demonstrates NASA's advanced automated rendezvous and capture technology.
The experimental "green" lander fell to the ground in a ball of flames at Kennedy Space Center today. No one was injured, and NASA said the accident was caused by a hardware failure.
NASA's unmanned Morpheus lander erupted into a ball of flame when it hit the ground during its first free-flight test today.
As part of the Google Lunar X Prize competition, a Carnegie Mellon University team plans to send a robot to investigate the Apollo 11 landing site.
An ESA spacecraft nears its target, a comet the Philae lander will saddle up to for a ride around our nearest star.
Since the Phoenix Lander touched down near the north pole of Mars, the mission to find water has been on. CNET News.com's Kara Tsuboi interviews planetary scientist Paul Doherty about Martian water, ice, and snowflakes, and why finding any of them would be a big deal.
NASA photos show off the "footprint" made the first day the lander's robotic arm touches touch Mars.
Phoenix, apparently damaged by ice buildups during harsh Martian winter, has not phoned home during fly-overs, ending hopes for additional science with the lander.
Milestone tests for the Google Lunar XPrize are underway. We join Team Astrobotic in the Mojave Desert for a test of their rocket-powered Masten lander.