Links to Current NASA Missions

Ongoing NASA and ESA Missions
These web pages are devoted to the current NASA and ESA missions and their spectacular photographs. We've included links to the missions' official websites on the bottom of each mission page.

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Cassini-Huygens Mission to Saturn & Titan
Photos courtesy of JPL, CICLOPS and the Space Science Institute.
Launched from Kennedy Space Center on Oct. 15, 1997, the Cassini-Huygens spacecraft reached the Saturnian region in July 2004. Cassini-Huygens is an international collaboration between NASA, The European Space Agency, and the Italian Space Agency.

Mars Exploration Rover Mission
Photos courtesy of NASA, JPL and Cornell.
The Mars Exploration Rover mission is part of NASA's Mars Exploration Program, a long-term effort of robotic exploration of the red planet. The Rovers Opportunity and Spirit landed on Mars January 3 and January 24, 2004.

New Horizons - Pluto-Kuiper Belt Mission
Logo courtesy of NASA
New Horizons is the first mission in NASA's New Frontiers program of medium-class planetary missions. It will be the first spacecraft to visit Pluto and its moons, Charon, Hydra, & Hydra.

Hubble Space Telescope
Photos courtesy of NASA/NSSDC/Hubble Heritage Team
The Hubble Space Telescope is an integral part of NASA's Origins Program, which is designed to aid us in obtaining knowledge of our cosmic roots. Throughout its first decade, Hubble has maintained a standard of excellence in exploring the development of space and human enterprise, researching and developing advanced technologies, and advancing and communicating scientific knowledge.

Chandra X-ray Observatory
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The Chandra X-ray Observatory is part of NASA's fleet of "Great Observatories" along with the Hubble Space Telescope, the Spitizer Space Telescope and the now deorbited Compton Gamma Ray Observatory. Chandra allows scientists from around the world to obtain unprecedented X-ray images of exotic environments to help understand the structure and evolution of the universe. Already surpassing its five-year life, NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory is rewriting textbooks and helping advance technology.

Spitzer Space Telescope
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The Spitzer Space Telescope (formerly SIRTF, the Space Infrared Telescope Facility) was launched into space by a Delta rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida on 25 August 2003. During its mission, Spitzer will obtain images and spectra by detecting the infrared energy, or heat, radiated by objects in space between wavelengths of 3 and 180 microns (1 micron is one-millionth of a meter). Most of this infrared radiation is blocked by the Earth's atmosphere and cannot be observed from the ground.