Space Missions to Venus, Mars, Saturn, Jupiter and the Moon. During the Space Age humanity has launched dozens of missions, sending orbiters to Mars and wayfarers such as Voyager 1, Voyager 2, and New Horizons on grand odysseys to the farthest reaches of the solar system. In 2020, NASA will be taking long strides toward returning astronauts to the Moon, continuing the exploration of Mars and developing new technology to make supersonic aircraft fly more quietly. SpaceX's Crew Dragon prepares to send astronauts into space, a senior NASA official suddenly leaves his position, and new research may shed … Get the latest updates on NASA missions, watch NASA TV live, and learn about our quest to reveal the unknown and benefit all humankind. FOR the first time since the space shuttle Atlantis made its final flight in July 2011, an American spacecraft carrying American astronauts will be launched from American soil on May 27. New Horizons is an interplanetary space probe that was launched as a part of NASA's New Frontiers program. NASA.gov brings you the latest images, videos and news from America's space agency. We learn about space by going there. Read astronomy articles on recent space missions by NASA, ESA and more. Learn about new space missions being planned. Mission objectives: To provide new data on the Sun to more accurately measure and forecast the solar wind and the effect space-weather will have for life on Earth.