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JPL’s MarCO Wins the ‘Oscar’ for Tiny Spacecraft
Mars as seen from the MarCO-B satellite. (Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech)

PASADENA, Calif. (NASA/JPL-Caltech PR) — The first briefcase-size CubeSats to journey to another planet have been honored for their role in NASA InSight’s successful Mars landing. The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) bestowed their Small Satellite Mission of the Year award to Mars Cube One, or MarCO, Aug. 8, 2019, at the annual Small Satellite Conference in Logan, Utah.


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  • August 13, 2019
Reviews: Chimps Monkey Around, Wall-E Cleans Up, Shadow Inspires

A brief roundup of the latest space-related entertainment news: The animated movie Space Chimp opens up this weekend to a virtual gamma ray burst of bad press. The website rates the comedy – about three astro-chimps with the “wrong stuff” – as 38 percent fresh based on its aggregation of critics’ reviews. “Chimps could have made a better movie,” says Sean Means of the Salt Lake Tribune. This will […]

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  • July 19, 2008