Japan's asteroid explorer Hayabusa 2 sets off on six-year round trip journey
Japan's asteroid explorer Hayabusa 2 sets off on six-year round trip journey

Japan on Wednesday launched its second-generation asteroid explorer Hayabusa 2, kicking off the country's second mission to collect asteroid samples that scientists hope will help unveil the origins of life.

NASA releases new imagery of asteroid mission

NASA has released new photos and video animations depicting the agency`s planned mission to find, capture, redirect, and study a near-Earth asteroid.

NASA`s asteroid mission passes confirmation review

The Origins-Spectral Interpretation Resource Identification Security Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx), the NASA`s first mission to sample an asteroid, passed a confirmation review Wednesday called Key Decision Point (KDP)-C.

NASA trains astronauts `for asteroid mission`

NASA is reportedly training a team of astronauts for a mission to land on an asteroid by the end of the next decade.