The Great Ongoing Space Exploration Thread

It seems like the inSight probe on Mars ( Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport) mission has given up on the drilling, or rather burrowing on Mars.
The soil appears to not provide enough friction for the burrowing action to work, although still plenty of good science done with the other probes.

That’s a shame.

In other negative space news, NASA’s SLS static fire test was aborted after just over minute rather than seven or so minutes they had planned for. NASA have not explained the reasons yet but the Artemis program has a tight schedule so this could be a serious setback to those hoping for a launch before the end of the year.