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NASA Ingenuity Mars helicopter makes history with first powered, controlled flight on another planet

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The whole flight in the Jezero Crater flight zone was expected to last around 40 seconds, with Ingenuity lifting off and climbing at a rate of 3 feet per second, rotating, taking images with a 13-megapixel camera and...

NASA satellite data could detect volcanic unrest years before eruptions

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In a recent study published in the journal Nature Geoscience, researchers from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and the University of Alaska, Fairbanks said that large-scale thermal unrest measured using a stat...

NASA says it will set a new Ingenuity flight date next week, software update needed on Mars helicopter

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In a release, the agency said that the Ingenuity team had identified a software solution for the "command sequence issue" first discovered on Friday, April, 9, during one of its last rotor tests -- a "high-speed spin...

Russian cosmonauts, NASA astronaut launch to the space station

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The International Space Station is the place to be in April. Multiple arrivals and departures this month make the floating laboratory seem more like a hotel. Russian space agency Roscosmos cosmonauts Oleg Novitskiy ...

Mars ‘rainbow’ actually lens flare, NASA says

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In a Tuesday tweet, the NASA Perseverance Mars rover account wrote that the agency had seen comments online wondering about the bright arc captured in the April 4 photo from the rover's onboard Rear Left Hazard Avoid...

NASA employees reportedly asked to volunteer to work with unaccompanied migrant children

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"This opportunity provides a continuum of care for children, including placements in foster care, shelter, and residential care providers that provide temporary housing and to assist with caring for and placing child...

Mysterious rumblings from inside of Mars detected by NASA lander

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The researchers believe the seismic events may be caused by a sudden release of energy from the planet's interior, but the nature of that release remains unknown and puzzling. Intriguingly, the new rumblings are beli...

Biden poised to tap former Sen. Bill Nelson to lead NASA

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President Joe Biden is poised to nominate former Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson of Florida to lead NASA, an official familiar with the decision said, elevating a longtime friend from the Senate and space aficionado as ...

NASA names 27 asteroids after African American, Hispanic and Native American astronauts

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Your name up in the sky and among the stars. Sounds like something out of a glamorous Hollywood movie, but it's a reality for 27 space explorers. The new names honor African American, Hispanic and Native American a...

NASA is naming the rocks and soil on Mars in the Navajo language

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NASA is naming landmarks and geological features on Mars in the Navajo language. The Perseverance rover's team, in collaboration with the Navajo Nation, has been naming features of scientific interest with words in...

NASA named the Perseverance rover’s landing spot for Octavia E. Butler, the pioneering Black science-fiction author

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Though they starred aliens, vampires and time travelers, Octavia E. Butler's celebrated science-fiction novels were often grounded on Earth. Her name and enduring legacy, though, have made it as far as the Red Plane...

5 things to know for February 19: Texas, Iran, Covid-19, NASA, Capitol riot

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NASA honors its fallen heroes on Day of Remembrance

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The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is honoring all the men and women who lost their lives while furthering the cause of space exploration and discovery. NASA paid tribute to its fallen heroes ...

NASA scientist pleads guilty to lying about involvement in Chinese government recruitment program

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A senior NASA scientist pleaded guilty Wednesday in a New York federal court to lying about his involvement with a program established by the Chinese government which the US says sought to recruit those with access ...

NASA begins assembling the rocket for Artemis moon mission

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NASA engineers have begun assembling the massive rocket designed to take the first woman to the moon later this decade as part of the Artemis program. The first booster segment of the Space Launch System (SLS) was s...

After an antenna repair on Earth, NASA is now able to command Voyager 2 again

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Election Day may have us tied up in anxious knots today. But we can also take solace in the fact that nearly 12 billion miles away, one of humanity's greatest achievements is twinkling back at us, and our understand...

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