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NASA’s Perseverance Mars Rover Extracts First Oxygen from Red Planet

The growing list of “firsts” for Perseverance, NASA’s newest six-wheeled robot on the Martian surface, includes converting some of the Red Planet’s thin, carbon dioxide-rich atmosphere into oxygen.

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NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 Astronauts to Answer Questions Before Return to Earth

NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 astronauts will answer media questions at 12:30 p.m. EDT Monday, April 26, about their upcoming return to Earth from the International Space Station.

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NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover extracts first oxygen from Red Planet

The growing list of “firsts” for Perseverance, NASA’s newest six-wheeled robot on the Martian surface, includes converting some of the Red Planet’s thin, carbon dioxide-rich atmosphere into oxygen. A toaster-size, experimental instrument aboard Perseverance called the Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment (MOXIE) accomplished the task. The test took place April 20, the 60th Martian…

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Watch NASA’s Mars helicopter Ingenuity kick up Dirt on its 1st flight (Movie )

Home News Spaceflight NASA’s Mars helicopter Ingenuity really kicked up some dust during its historic first flight on the Red Planet, which took place on Monday (April 19).The chopper’s larger companion, the Perseverance rover, spotted the cloud of rusty dust generated by the high-speed spinning blades, particularly during take-off and landing, according to a tweet…

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NASA’s Ingenuity Helicopter Successfully Demonstrates Powered, Controlled Flight on Mars

On April 19, 2021, NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter made history, hovering above Jezero Crater on Mars, demonstrating that powered, controlled flight on another planet is possible. The Ingenuity team at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory confirmed the flight succeeded after receiving data from the helicopter via the Perseverance rover at 6:46 a.m. EDT (3:46 a.m. PDT). NASA’s…

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NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Succeeds in Historic First Flight

Monday, NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter became the first aircraft in history to make a powered, controlled flight on another planet. The Ingenuity team at the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California confirmed the flight succeeded after receiving data from the helicopter via NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover at 6:46 a.m. EDT (3:46 a.

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NASA’s Mars helicopter Ingenuity is ready to make its first flight attempt Monday

Home News Spaceflight The big day is nearly here for the team behind NASA’s Mars helicopter Ingenuity, who’ve spent six years developing the first aircraft to fly on the Red Planet. On Monday (April 19), the ultra-lightweight robot will try taking off into the Martian sky and if it succeeds, this maneuver will be the first…

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NASA’s Mars copter flight could happen as soon as Monday

NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter, with all four of its legs deployed, is pictured before dropping from the belly of the Perseverance rover in March 2021 NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter could make its first flight over the Red Planet as soon as Monday, the US space agency reported, following a delay of more than a week…

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NASA’s Mars helicopter Ingenuity Specialists Bothersome spin Evaluation

Home News Spaceflight NASA’s experimental Mars helicopter Ingenuity nailed a crucial spin test after the first try ended abruptly, delaying the chopper’s groundbreaking flight attempt.During the test, successfully completed on Friday (April 16), the grounded helicopter spun its blades at the speed required for flight, about 2,400 revolutions per minute. The Ingenuity team is evaluating…

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Even NASA’s helicopter on Mars has to wait for software Upgrades

An image of Ingenuity captured on Mars by NASA’s rover, Perseverance. Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU By Kellen Beck2021-04-13 20:36:59 UTC You know when you tap an app on your phone and instead of opening, it starts downloading an update? That’s kind of what’s happening with NASA’s helicopter on Mars, Ingenuity. During a pre-flight rotor test on the…