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The solar system’s largest moon, Ganymede, is pictured with Jupiter in a photo by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft on Dec. 3, 2000. NASA’s Juno mission got close to Ganymede on Monday. NASA/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption NASA/Getty Images The solar system’s largest moon, Ganymede, is pictured with Jupiter in a photo by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft …

NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter ended its sixth flight test on Mars earlier than planned last week after bugging out mid-flight, the rotorcraft’s chief pilot wrote in a blog post on Thursday. The four-pound mini helicopter was aiming to fly farther than any of its previous excursions to test out its scientific reconnaissance capabilities, as the latest …

After overcoming an earlier software glitch, NASA’s $80 million Ingenuity helicopter spun up its carbon-composite rotors and lifted off the dusty surface of Mars early Monday to become the first aircraft to fly on another planet, a “Wright brothers moment” that could pave the way to future interplanetary aircraft. Tipping the scales at just 4 pounds …

Illustration of NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter on Mars. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech The Ingenuity team has identified a software solution for the command sequence issue identified on Sol 49 (April 9) during a planned high-speed spin-up test of the helicopter’s rotors. Over the weekend, the team considered and tested multiple potential solutions to this issue, concluding that minor …

In recent years, black women’s contributions to the space race have started to come to light. Many were recruited as “computers”, meaning that they carried out complex mathematical calculations by hand, before machines were invented that could do the job. Christine Darden started her career in the computer pool, helping the engineers work out the …

The US space agency (Nasa) is about to put its latest rover, Perseverance, on Mars. But we shouldn’t forget that the existing robot, Curiosity, is still there and working well following its landing in equatorial Gale Crater back in 2012. Curiosity celebrates 3,000 Martian days, or Sols, on the surface of the Red Planet on …

by: Alexa Mencia and Nexstar Media Wire Posted: Nov 3, 2020 / 07:03 AM CST / Updated: Nov 3, 2020 / 07:03 AM CST CHICAGO (NewsNation Now) — For those who need a brief reprieve, NASA has shared several cosmic images that can take you out of this world, even just for a moment. The …

What is the OSIRIS-REX mission? On Tuesday, a NASA spacecraft, OSIRIS-REX, will attempt to briefly touch an asteroid, Bennu, and suck up some rocks and dirt. If it succeeds, it will bring those materials back to Earth for closer study, potentially unlocking secrets to what the solar system was like when it first formed 4.5 …

GREENBELT, Md., Oct. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Technologies developed at NASA have helped locate more than 46,000 people through Cospas-Sarsat, an international cooperative system for search and rescue. Furthering the impact of the program, the Strategic Partnerships Office at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, has licensed a second-generation search-and-rescue technology to a company …

International collaboration takes Vaisala and the Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI) to Mars onboard NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover. The rover is scheduled to launch on July 30, 2020. Vaisala’s sensor technology combined with FMI’s measurement instrumentation will be used to obtain accurate and reliable pressure and humidity data from the surface of the red planet. …