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Advanced Composition Explorer (ACE): This craft is off to study the material emitted from the Sun and and that flows between the planets. (http://www.gsfc.nasa.gov/ace/ace.html)

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Cassini Mission to Saturn: Learn about the mission to the great ringed planet and its largest moon, Titan. (http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/cassini/)

NASA Chandra X-ray Observatory: As of its launch on July 22, 1999, it became the world's largest and most sensitive X-ray telescope. Chandra's mission is to examine exploding stars, black holes, colliding galaxies and other high-energy cosmic phenomena to help scientists gain a better understanding of the structure and evolution of the universe. (http://chandra.nasa.gov/)

NASA Chandra X-ray Observatory, Harvard Site: This alternate site is provided by Harvard University. (http://chandra.harvard.edu/)

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Deep Space 1 (DS1): Launched October 1998, learn about this technology demonstration mission. Using ion propulsion, the spacecraft is scheduled to travel to at least one asteroid. (http://nmp.jpl.nasa.gov/ds1/)

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Galileo Mission to Jupiter: In addition to studying Jupiter and its moons, this spacecraft has seen a comet collide with a planet! Drop in on this mission that is still going strong. (http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/galileo/)

Genesis Mission: Planned for launch in January of 2001, this mission will return a sample of the solar wind. (http://www.gps.caltech.edu/genesis/)

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HALCA: This Japanese spacecraft is providing much information on ancient quasars and distant galaxies. (http://www.vsop.isas.ac.jp/)

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Mars Global Surveyor Mission: Check on the progress of the next mission to map the Red Planet. Mirror site NASA Kennedy Space Center shown. (http://www.ksc.nasa.gov/mars/mgs)

Mars Pathfinder Mission: Learn about the Pathfinder Lander and the Sojourner Rover, straight from NASA's JPL web site. (http://mpfwww.jpl.nasa.gov/)

Mars Polar Lander: NASA's lander mission which was launched January 3, 1999. The mission is scheduled to land near the northern edge of the South Pole's layered terrain on December 3, 1999. (http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msp98/lander/)

Deep Space Two: NASA's Mars Polar Lander carries two Deep Space Two Microprobes what will be deployed, penetrate the Martian surface, and search for water ice. Visit this site to learn more about Deep Space Two. (http://nmp.jpl.nasa.gov/ds2/)

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Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO): (http://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/)

Space Inteferometry Mission (SIM): This mission is scheduled for launch  around the year 2005. (http:/huey.jpl.nasa.gov/sim/)

STARDUST: Look in on this mission to Comet Wilder 2 which will return interplanetary and cometary sample material to Earth. (http://stardust.jpl.nasa.gov)

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Wide-field Infrared Explorer (WIRE): This mission was launched in early March 1999, but lost all of the solid-hydrogen coolant for its infrared telescope lost shortly afterward because of a design flaw. It was later confirmed that the startracker's CCD detector could be used to take low-resolution images. This detector could be used to measure star brightness more efficiently than many large ground-based telescopes. Though very different from WIRE's original goals, this new mission takes advantage of a resource that would otherwise have gone to waste. (http://sunland.gsfc.nasa.gov/smex/wire/)

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James M. Thomas, last updated October 27, 1999.

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