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EVA
Jan. 27, 2021, 12:05 p.m.

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International Space Station International Space Station Expedition 64

NASA astronauts Michael Hopkins and Victor Glover will exit the orbital lab on January 27 to perform upgrades on the Columbus module.

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Orbital Insertion
Feb. 1, 2021, midnight

Emirates Mars Mission 'Hope' Mars Orbit Insertion

Mars H-IIA 202 | Hope (Emirates Mars Mission)

The Emirates Mars Mission 'Hope' will enter an orbit around Mars after its six months interplanetary journey.

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EVA
Feb. 1, 2021, 12:05 p.m.

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International Space Station International Space Station Expedition 64

NASA astronauts Michael Hopkins and Victor Glover will exit the orbital lab on February 1 to continue upgrades on the space station.

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EVA
Feb. 8, 2021, 12:05 p.m.

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International Space Station International Space Station Expedition 64

NASA astronauts Kathleen Rubins and Victor Glover will exit the orbital lab to prepare the installation of iROSAs (ISS Roll Out Solar Arrays).

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Orbital Insertion
Feb. 11, 2021, midnight

Tianwen-1 Mars Orbit Insertion

Mars Long March 5 | Tianwen-1 (Mars Global Remote Sensing Orbiter and Small Rover)

The Tianwen-1 orbiter and rover will perform a 14 minutes long burn to enter an elliptical orbit around Mars.

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EVA
Feb. 15, 2021, 12:05 p.m.

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International Space Station International Space Station Expedition 64

NASA astronaut Kathleen Rubins and JAXA astronaut Soichi Noguchi will exit the orbital lab to continue upgrades on the space station.

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Docking
Feb. 17, 2021, 6:19 a.m.

Progress MS-16 Docking

International Space Station International Space Station Soyuz 2.1a | Progress MS-16 (77P)

The Progress MS-16 spacecraft is scheduled to autonomously dock to the Russian Orbital Segment of the ISS.

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Landing
Feb. 18, 2021, midnight

NASA Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover Landing

Jezero crater, Mars Atlas V 541 | Mars 2020 (Perseverance rover & Ingenuity helicopter)

NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover will land in the Jezero crater using a MSL-inspired sky-crane. It will investigate an astrobiologically relevant ancient environment on Mars and investigate its surface geological processes and history, including the assessment of its past habitability, the possibility of past life on Mars, and the potential for preservation of biosignatures within accessible geological materials. It will cache sample containers along its route for a potential future Mars sample-return mission. It will also carry a helicopter drone.

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Berthing
Feb. 22, 2021, 9:30 a.m.

NG-15 Cygnus Berthing

International Space Station International Space Station Antares 230+ | Cygnus CRS-2 NG-15

NASA TV will livestream the rendezvous and capture of Northrop Grumman's NG-15 Cygnus cargo craft to the International Space Station.

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Landing
April 1, 2021, midnight

Tianwen-1 Rover Landing

Utopia Planitia, Mars Long March 5 | Tianwen-1 (Mars Global Remote Sensing Orbiter and Small Rover)

The Tianwen-1 rover will attempt to land on Mars using a parachute to slow down and a propulsive landing for the final 1.5km of the descent.

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Landing
Sept. 1, 2023, 4 a.m.

OSIRIS-Rex Sample Return

Earth Atlas V 411 | OSIRIS-REx

In September 2023 the OSIRIS-REx return capsule will re-enter Earth's atmosphere and land under a parachute at the Air Force's Utah Test and Training Range

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