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Our  Solar System  has 1 star our Sun, 8 Planets, 5 Dwarf Planets, over 3000 Comets, 550,000 asteroids and our nearest star is Proxima Centauri.

Mercury: Closest planet to the Sun. Next spacecraft mission is Bepicolombo.
Venus: Very hot planet. Akatsuki is the only spacecraft in orbit.
Earth:
– NASA’s Parker Solar Probe closest ever spacecraft to the Sun on 29 October 2018.
– Russia’s Nauka ISS module will be launched in 2021 to the International Space Station.
– NASA will launch James Webb Space Telescope on 31 October 2021.
Moon:
– Chang’e 5 is China’s first Sample Return Mission. To launch late 2020.
–  SpaceX to launch 2 Space Tourists around Moon in 2018.
– NASA finds India’s missing Chandrayaan-1 lunar orbiter. It was lost in 2009. It is circling 124 miles (200 km) above the lunar surface.
– Chandrayaan-3: India’s third lunar mission will launch in 2021.
– NASA to launch Artemis 1 (previously called EM-1 mission) first launch of Orion spacecraft /  Space Launch System around moon in 2021.
– NASA planning to build Lunar Gateway.
– SpaceX’s Starship SN5 prototype first free flight was on 4 August 2020.
– Trump administration may direct NASA to set up a human settlement on the Moon.
Near-Earth Asteroids: OSIRIS-REx reached asteroid Bennu in 2018 and return a sample to Earth in 2023. 
Mars: 2 moons – Deimos & Phobos.
– NASA’s InSight lander was launched in May 2018.
– European Space Agency / Russia to launch ExoMars rover and surface platform in 2022.
– NASA launches Perseverance Mars Rover to search for signs of ancient life, lands on Mars 18 Feb 2021.
Asteroid Belt: Dawn Spacecraft was the last spacecraft to orbit Dwarf Planet Ceres.
Jupiter: Juno in currently in orbit. Europa Clipper is NASA’s next big mission. Destination: Europa Moon.
Saturn: Cassini is doing a fantastic job around the ringed planet. Mission ended in Sept ’17.
Uranus and Neptune – no missions
Pluto: has 5 moons. New Horizons flew past in 2015. New Horizons will be 100 AU from the Sun in 2038.

Vehicles visiting the International Space Station:
Crew:  Russian Soyuz Spacecraft & Dragon. Future Crewed Vehicles: CST-100 & Orion.
Cargo: Progress Spacecraft (cargo),  Dragon spacecraft, Cygnus. Future cargo carrier: Dream Chaser.

Famous Rockets: Proton Rocket, Soyuz Rocket, Ariane 5, Falcon 9, Falcon Heavy. Future rockets: Space Launch System – first launch 2021, Starship – first launch 2024, New Glenn – first launch 2021.

X-37B – USA’s Secret Spaceplane OTV-6 launched 17 May 2020. Return to Earth date unknown!!!


Chinese Space Program

Chinese Space Program features history, info on launch vehicles, spacecraft and various space projects. China's rocketry program began in the 1950s. The first Chinese...

Dream Chaser

Dream Chaser is a reusable lifting-body space plane designed to resupply the International Space Station with both pressurized and unpressurized cargo. It is being developed by...
BepiColombo at Planet Mercury

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Doctor Who Episode Guide

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Apollo 8: The Thrilling Story of the First Mission to the MoonApollo 8: The Thrilling Story of the First Mission to the Moon (Hardcover) by Jeffrey Kluger (May 2017) in New Books section


Launch Schedule:

SpaceX Crew Dragon Crew-1 Mission to International Space Station
Launch Date: September 2020

Psyche spacecraft to be launch on July 2022 aboard a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket and arrive on 31 January 2026.

SpaceX CRS-21 Cargo Mission to International Space Station
Launch Date: 30 October 2020

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