UPDATE COMING SOON!! - eventually....
At the moment, there are many space probes travelling to destinations around the Solar System (see space probes page), which will reach their target planets/moons/comets/asteroids in the very near future. These modern-day missions are much more different from the older ones which cost millions. Nowadays, space missions are cheaper and designed to do specific tasks (such as entering the tails of comets, looking for water on other planets). In the future, space stations may be built in orbit around Earth, such as the Mir Space Station (shown left) which is now out of use and will one day return to the surface of Earth. Of course, the main aim in the near future is to land man on Mars, and many recent and future missions involve finding out more about the Red Planet.
Below are missions that are planned in the near future.
Genesis (USA): Solar Wind sample return
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