03.23.11 - NASA's most traveled comet hunter goes out in style with one final burn of its rocket motors.
02.15.11 - NASA's Stardust spacecraft returned new images of a comet showing a scar resulting from the 2005 Deep Impact mission.
02.15.11 - Mission controllers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., have begun receiving the first of 72 anticipated images of comet Tempel 1 taken by NASA's Stardust spacecraft.
02.14.11 - Mission controllers at JPL watched as data downlinked from the Stardust spacecraft indicated it completed its closest approach with comet Tempel 1.
02.14.11 - NASA's Stardust spacecraft is only hours away from the second and final comet flyby of its long and productive career.
02.14.11 - Just one year before its Feb. 14 encounter with comet Tempel 1, NASA's Stardust spacecraft performed the largest rocket burn of its extended life.
02.10.11 - Here are five facts about NASA's Stardust-NExT spacecraft as it prepares for a Valentine's "date" with comet Tempel 1. Feel free to sing along!
02.09.11 - Stardust-NExT, history's most traveled comet hunter, has a rich legacy of space firsts.
02.08.11 - NASA will host several live activities for the Stardust-NExT mission's close encounter with comet Tempel 1.
02.08.11 - NASA's Stardust-NExT mission team on Earth marked the spacecraft's 12th anniversary in space with a flight path correction maneuver.
02.01.11 - NASA's Stardust spacecraft has executed a rocket burn to refine its flight path toward a Valentine's Day comet encounter.
01.26.11 - NASA's Stardust spacecraft is closing in on a Valentine's Day date with comet Tempel 1.
01.19.11 - NASA's Stardust-NExT spacecraft is nearing a celestial date with comet Tempel 1 at approximately 8:37 p.m. PST (11:37 p.m. EST), on Feb. 14.
11.22.10 - NASA's Stardust spacecraft fired its rockets to adjust its flight path today, Nov. 22, to set itself up for a flyby of comet Tempel 1 next February.
02.18.10 - Just three days shy of one year before its flyby of comet Tempel 1, Stardust has successfully performed a maneuver to adjust its encounter time by eight hours and 20 minutes.
08.17.09 - Discovery supports the theory that some of life's ingredients formed in space and were delivered to Earth long ago by meteorite and comet impacts.
09.25.08 - Having returned the world's first particles from a comet, NASA's Stardust sample return capsule will join the collection of flight icons in the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum in Washington.
04.03.08 - While their spacecraft's journeys may have taken it more than halfway to Jupiter, members of the Stardust team have lately been doing some roaming of their own.
01.25.08 - Contrary to scientists' expectations, much of the comet dust returned by NASA's Stardust mission formed very close to the young sun
03.13.06 - Stardust samples of comet particles might seem like a strange place to find a big component of the green sand found on some Hawaiian beaches, but there it was.