We love space probes to the Moon and beyond! Spaceprob.es catalogs the active human-made machines that freckle our solar system and dot our galaxy. For each space probe, we've affectionately crafted a short-and-sweet summary as well as handpicked geeky hyperlinks we think are worth exploring. Where possible, we utilize data from the Deep Space Network.


Ariel Waldman is a human roving the Earth on a mission to create multidisciplinary projects that explore the world below our feet and beyond our atmosphere. Ariel is the chair of the council for NASA's Innovative Advanced Concepts program. As PI she led an expedition to Antarctica to film microscopic life under the ice. She is the co-author of a congressionally-requested National Academy of Sciences report on the future of human spaceflight and the author of What’s It Like in Space?: Stories from Astronauts Who’ve Been There. Ariel is the global director of Science Hack Day, a National Geographic Explorer, and received an honor from the Obama White House as a Champion of Change in citizen science.


Lisa Ballard is a human that launched from California and maintains an orbit around the East Bay. Ballard was sent on a mission to make planetary data accessible and support the search for extraterrestrial intelligence. The human regularly sends signals to the Rings Node Planetary Data System at the SETI Institute, Spacehack.org and Seahack.org. Ballard’s voyage across the solar system has traversed the depths of the Pacific Ocean to the peaks of Mount Diablo. Wherever Ballard goes, she carries her trusty scuba gear, hiking supplies, cats and yoga mat for performing surveys of the planet’s landscape.


Special thanks to Nathan Bergey and Matt Biddulph for additional ground control.