Venus Express gets a boost, Curiosity lives a hard rock lifestyle, Opportunity sets a record, Rosetta prepares to orbit a comet, and Cassini studies Titan.
Venus Express survives the atmosphere, Curiosity examines a meteorite, Rosetta finds an odd comet, Cassini looks at rings, and New Horizons draws within a year of Pluto.
Venus Express dives deeper, Opportunity spies a moon, Curiosity hits paydirt, Cassini looks at rings, and New Horizons uses Hubble (by way of Earth).
Plenty of news to go around this update, from MESSENGER to New Horizons and most missions in between.
Venus Express encounters resistance, Opportunity studies dirt, Rosetta approaches its target, Cassini bounces radio waves off Titan, and New Horizons does a dry run.
On May 16th, European Space Agency officials announced that Venus Express would begin a new mission: the testing of new aerobraking techniques.