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Rosetta finds the lost Philae lander as its own mission clock winds down

Rosetta finds the lost Philae lander as its own mission clock winds down Just over two years ago, the Rosetta space probe successfully entered orbit around comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko (hereafter abbreviated as 67P).The Philae lander, which launched on November 12 2014, failed to land in its target location.

A rocket, a rover, and a moon: this week in space

A rocket, a rover, and a moon: this week in space Next week SpaceX is going to reuse its first reusable rocket, launching it from their new digs at Pad 39A.It was used in April 2016 to complete its first resupply mission of the International Space Station (including delivery of the Bigelow expandable habitat).