Saved Japanese Probe Gets Final Chance to Orbit Venus

A Japanese spacecraft, which failed to make it into Venus orbit in 2010, is making a return trip to the planet after being stuck in solar orbit and engineers are hopeful it will complete its mission.

November 30, 2015
3:53 PM EST
Image of a crescent Venus captured by AKATSUKI two days after passing Venus in Dec. 2010. | JAXA