After much tinkering, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems has at last finished the cryogenic cooler that will keep JWST's Mid-Infrared Instrument at its frosty-cool operating temperature of minus 270 Celsius. Credit: NASA artist's concept
In its 2017 annual report, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory published this chart showing its annual budget and spending on major programs. Credit: NASA
The Chang’e-4 lander imaged by the Yutu-2 rover on the lunar far side. Credit: CLEP/CNSA
An illustration of MethaneSAT, a small satellite designed to track methane emissions from human activities. The spacecraft's design is still under development. Credit: EDF
Hubble Space Telescope. Credit: NASA
Falcon 9 Crew Dragon LC-39A
Ground antenna at Schriever Air Force Base, home of the 50th Space Wing.  Credit: Air Force
The SOFIA flying observatory
JWST December 2018
TESS illustration
The Yutu-2 rover after deployment on the surface of the lunar farside. Credit: CLEP/CNSA
Employees at Lockheed Martin complete final preparations of the WorldView-4 imaging satellite as the team prepares for the upcoming launch at Vandenberg Air Force Base. Credit: Lockheed Martin
A render of the Chang'e-4 rover on the lunar surface, released Aug. 15, 2018 (Credit: CASC)
2014 MU69 contact binary
In this European Space Agency illustration, a satellite breaks up, adding to the growing population of orbital debris. Debris-clearing spacecraft the U.S., China and others have in the works could double as anti-satellite weapons. Credit: ESA
Alan Stern, the principal investigator for New Horizons, high-fives Alice Bowman, mission operations manager, after controllers received a transmission from the spacecraft Jan. 1 confirming the success of the flyby. Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls

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