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NASA’s Mars Helicopter Prepares for Its First Flight

NASA's Mars Helicopter Prepares for Its First Flight

NASA’s Mars Helicopter Prepares for Its First Flight NASA’s Mars Helicopter Prepares for Its First Flight Before heading off to search for signs of long ago Martian microbes, NASA’s Perseverance rover will first undertake what may be the most technologically exciting part of its mission: flying a helicopter. Packed under the belly of Perseverance, a car-size robotic vehicle that landed …

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The Space Launch System: NASA’s Last Rocket

The Space Launch System: NASA's Last Rocket

The Space Launch System: NASA’s Last Rocket The Space Launch System: NASA’s Last Rocket Update, March 18: This essay has been revised to reflect that the Space Launch System completed its second hot-fire test. Eleven years in the making, the most powerful NASA-built rocket since the Apollo program at last stands upright. Framed by the industrial test platform to which …

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NASA’s Mars Parachute Had a Hidden Code. Meet the People Who Cracked It.

NASA's Mars Parachute Had a Hidden Code. Meet the People Who Cracked It.

NASA’s Mars Parachute Had a Hidden Code. Meet the People Who Cracked It. NASA’s Mars Parachute Had a Hidden Code. Meet the People Who Cracked It. As NASA’s Perseverance rover fell through the Martian atmosphere last week, a video camera on the spacecraft captured the breakneck deployment of its parachute, which was decorated with splotches of reddish orange and white. …

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Watch Video From NASA’s Perseverance Rover Landing on Mars

Watch Video From NASA’s Perseverance Rover Landing on Mars

Watch Video From NASA’s Perseverance Rover Landing on Mars Watch Video From NASA’s Perseverance Rover Landing on Mars What is it like to land on Mars? Now you can watch, in riveting, high-definition, like-you-are-there clarity. On Monday, NASA released a video taken by the agency’s Perseverance spacecraft as it dropped through the Martian atmosphere on Thursday last week, ending with …

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NASA’s Perseverance Rover Lands on Mars to Renew Search for Extinct Life

NASA’s Perseverance Rover Lands on Mars to Renew Search for Extinct Life

NASA’s Perseverance Rover Lands on Mars to Renew Search for Extinct Life NASA’s Perseverance Rover Lands on Mars to Renew Search for Extinct Life NASA safely landed a new robotic rover on Mars on Thursday, beginning its most ambitious effort in decades to directly study whether there was ever life on the now barren red planet. While the agency has …

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NASA’s Mars Rover Landing: Launch Time, Streaming and Details

NASA's Mars Rover Landing: Launch Time, Streaming and Details

NASA’s Mars Rover Landing: Launch Time, Streaming and Details NASA’s Mars Rover Landing: Launch Time, Streaming and Details NASA’s latest robotic explorer will reach Mars on Thursday afternoon, the third spacecraft to arrive at the planet this month after visitors from the United Arab Emirates and China. The Perseverance rover is headed to Jezero Crater, a place that planetary scientists …

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The Webb Telescope, NASA’s Golden Surfer, Is Almost Ready, Again

The Webb Telescope, NASA’s Golden Surfer, Is Almost Ready, Again

The Webb Telescope, NASA’s Golden Surfer, Is Almost Ready, Again The Webb Telescope, NASA’s Golden Surfer, Is Almost Ready, Again Birthing a new space telescope takes a long time and a lot of money and inspiration. Astronomers first began pestering NASA for the successor to the Hubble Space Telescope even before that telescope was launched into orbit in 1990. Back …

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NASA’s Decision for Moon Rocket: Test Again or Prepare for Launch?

NASA’s Decision for Moon Rocket: Test Again or Prepare for Launch?

NASA’s Decision for Moon Rocket: Test Again or Prepare for Launch? NASA’s Decision for Moon Rocket: Test Again or Prepare for Launch? A critical piece of NASA’s giant moon rocket is in good shape even after a test firing on Saturday was abruptly cut short after just over a minute, space agency officials said on Tuesday. The officials said it …

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NASA’s SLS Rocket to the Moon Faces Setback After Test

NASA's SLS Rocket to the Moon Faces Setback After Test

NASA’s SLS Rocket to the Moon Faces Setback After Test NASA’s SLS Rocket to the Moon Faces Setback After Test After billions of dollars and a decade of work, NASA’s plans to send astronauts back to the moon had a new setback on Saturday. A planned eight-minute test firing of the four engines of a new mega rocket needed for …

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NASA’s Space Launch System Hot-Fire Test: When to Watch

NASA’s Space Launch System Hot-Fire Test: When to Watch

NASA’s Space Launch System Hot-Fire Test: When to Watch NASA’s Space Launch System Hot-Fire Test: When to Watch NASA has spent years and billions of dollars developing a giant rocket known as the Space Launch System, designed to take astronauts to moon and perhaps farther out into the solar system someday. But the first launch of the rocket — an …

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