Mars Express heading towards daring flyby of Phobos

Late this month, ESA’s Mars Express will make the closest flyby yet of the Red Planet’s largest moon Phobos, skimming past at only 45 km above its surface.

NASA's Juno gives starship-like view of Earth flyby

When NASA’s Juno spacecraft flew past Earth on Oct. 9, 2013, it received a boost in speed of more than 8,800 mph (about 7.3 kilometer per second), which set it on course for a July 4, 2016, rendezvous with Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system.

Asteroid Apophis passes safely past Earth

The massive asteroid Apophis shot past Earth last night, on a trajectory that will bring it even closer during its next flyby in 2029.

Space shuttle Discovery gets Washington flyby next week

Space shuttle Discovery is to have one last flight - piggybacking on a NASA aircraft to its final home at the Smithsonian Museum.

Students to photograph Discovery flyby at 100,000 feet

A group of students is to launch a balloon on Thursday with the aim of photographing the Discovery space shuttle as it roars past at the edge of space.

NASA comet images show man-made crater

The Stardust spacecraft's Valentine's Day flyby of the Tempel 1 comet has delivered pictures of the comet that clearly show the effects of its last encounter with a spacecraft in 2005.

Cassini flyby reveals multiple ice geysers on Saturn moon

NASA has released a series of images that reveal a "forest" of geysers spraying ice from prominent fissures along the south polar region of Enceladus.