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NASA’s Mars helicopter just hit a major milestone

February 23rd, 2021

The Perseverance rover is the star of the Mars 2020 mission, but the Mars Ingenuity helicopter is one heck of an opening act.  The helicopter rode to Mars while strapped to the belly of the large rover, and NASA has big plans for the tiny aircraft. For the first time since landing, NASA has checked …

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This new NASA video of the Perseverance landing is incredible

February 22nd, 2021

NASA’s Perseverance rover landing on Mars was a huge milestone in the mission. The rover stuck its landing perfectly, and we were quickly treated to a photograph showing the rover during its landing sequence. Now that the rover has had a chance to send back a whole bunch of data, NASA has published a full …

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This might be the best Mars landing photo ever taken

February 19th, 2021

NASA’s newest Mars rover, Perseverance, successfully landed on the Red Planet this week, and it’s already sent back some incredible images. The latest and greatest snapshot was taken during the rover’s gentle descent toward the dusty surface.  NASA engineers have been hard at work, testing the various instruments and systems of the rover ahead of …

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NASA’s Perseverance rover landed on Mars – here’s what happens next

February 18th, 2021

NASA’s years-long Perseverance program has just crossed a major milestone with a successful landing on the Red Planet. Perseverance landed just as NASA planned, and it goes without saying that the mission controllers and engineers were elated with the outcome. Now that the rover has landed, the fun stuff can begin, with scientific research and …

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We’re now just one month away from the Perseverance rover’s landing

January 18th, 2021

After several months of traveling through space, NASA’s Perseverance rover and other science instruments are now just one month away from their landing date on Mars. The landing, which is slated for February 18th, will see the Perseverance rover and Ingenuity helicopter arrive on the Red Planet.  The mission is expected to last many years, …

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NASA is moving swiftly to bring Mars samples back to Earth

November 10th, 2020

NASA says it’s ready to begin the long process of eventually sending samples of Mars back to Earth. An independent review gave NASA the thumbs up and says it appears to have everything it needs to begin the decade-long project.  Eventually, samples collected by the Perseverance rover will be shot into space, collected by an …

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NASA’s Perseverance rover just hit a major milestone in space

October 28th, 2020

NASA’s Perseverance rover and the Mars 2020 mission just nailed a huge milestone on its way to the Red Planet. The spacecraft has passed the halfway point on its route to Mars and is still on course for a landing in February 2021. The rover and its helicopter companion are healthy and doing well. NASA’s …

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NASA’s ridiculous rover concept can tackle any terrain

October 14th, 2020

NASA just showed off one of its most incredible rover concepts ever. The rover is called DuAxel, and it’s actually two rovers in one, along with a base station. The rovers can separate from each other and anchor themselves, allowing one another to explore hard-to-reach areas with safety. NASA’s Perseverance rover is currently headed for …