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NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter is in trouble

June 7th, 2022

NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter can’t seem to catch a break. After months of trouble, the Mars-based spacecraft is now facing another major problem. A key part of Ingenuity’s navigation system has stopped working, leaving the craft unable to take flight.

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How NASA Ingenuity will survive the harsh Martian winter

May 12th, 2022

Winter is coming, at least to the Red Planet. And part of preparing for this tumultuous time on Mars means preparing the Ingenuity helicopter for the freezing temperatures. After losing connection with the Mars helicopter for a short time, NASA has engineered a new plan that should help it survive the Martian winter.

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NASA now knows what went wrong with its Mars helicopter

April 13th, 2021

All eyes were on Mars this past weekend when NASA had scheduled the first flight of its Ingenuity helicopter. It was supposed to be a monumental moment for NASA, the scientific community, and humanity as a whole, but it ended with a whimper as NASA had to delay the test flight due to some messed …