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Touring the Red Planet: Perseverance, how is your mission on Mars going?
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Touring the Red Planet: Perseverance, how is your mission on Mars going?

Moxie, whose name refers to the production of oxygen in situ, produces it from carbon dioxide, a gas that constitutes approximately 96% of the gas in the atmosphere of Mars: oxygen is only 0.13%, compared to the 21% in the Earth's atmosphere. This instrument is the size of a car battery and is only a test model, as future oxygen generators must be at least 100 times larger to provide adequate support for human missions.Its operation has been explained by specialists as similar to the process carried out by a tree to produce oxygen, since it inhales carbon dioxide and exhales oxygen. Homemade liquid oxygen on Mars could supply more than 70% that humans need to explore the Red Planet.LOTS OF INFORMATION AT PLAYA massive trove of data and images is being generated on Mars, and specialists h...
New flight on Mars of the Ingenuity helicopter, with a peak of 7 km / h
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New flight on Mars of the Ingenuity helicopter, with a peak of 7 km / h

The little helicopter of the NASA Ingenuity it made its third flight on Mars on Sunday, moving farther and faster than in its two previous sorties, with a maximum of 7 km / h, the US space agency said. Vaccine tourism: What requirements do states in the US ask for foreigners?George Floyd Case: The scenarios faced by the other policemen involved in his deathKamala Harris asks to give "hope" to Central Americans not to emigrateAfter a first hover and a second almost immobilized, the machine this time traveled 50 meters, reaching a speed of 2 meters per second, or 7 km / h. "Today's flight was what we had planned, but it was no less incredible," Dave Lavery, director of the program, said in a statement from NASA Headquarters in Washington. The Perseverance rover, on board which the small 1.8 ...
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Stunning Video Shows Ingenuity's First Flight on Mars. It Gave NASA Team 'Goosebumps'

NASA's Ingenuity helicopter took flight on Mars for the first time on Monday – and the Perseverance rover captured the entire feat in sharp video.The rover, which carried Ingenuity almost 300 million miles to Mars, perched on an overlook 64 meters (211 feet) away and watched the historic flight take place at 3:34 am ET.  In the video below, you can see Ingenuity begin to spin its rotors, get them up to full speed (five times faster than an Earth helicopter's rotors), and then lift itself 3 meters (10 feet) above the Martian surface. After that, it hovers, pivots toward Perseverance, and lowers itself gently back into the dust.The entire flight lasted about 40 seconds."Goosebumps – it looks just the way we had tested," MiMi Aung, the Ingenuity project manager, said as she presented the vid...
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WATCH LIVE: NASA's Ingenuity Attempts First-Ever Powered Flight on Another Planet

After a series of delays, the first-ever powered flight to happen on another planet is go for liftoff.NASA's Ingenuity helicopter is expected to rise into the Martian skies today at 03:30 am EDT, with data about its adventure arriving here on Earth a few hours later, transmitted in a livestream for all of us to watch.  Ingenuity arrived on the red planet in February, strapped to the belly of the Perseverance rover during an epic 471 million kilometer (293 million mile) journey. The first of its kind, this mini-helicopter will give us our first technological demonstration of the prospect of powered flight in the exceedingly thin Martian atmosphere.The livestream covering the test flight will kick off at 06:15 am EDT (10:15 am UTC). Only then will the NASA team learn if the test was success...
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Ingenuity Is About to Try Its First Flight on Mars, And NASA Is Feeling 'Optimistic'

NASA on Saturday said its Ingenuity helicopter may take flight on Mars as soon as Monday 19 April.A flight is planned for 3:30 am EDT (07:30 UTC) after a series of delays pushed the scheduled take-off back. Data is expected to arrive on Earth a few hours later, the agency said in a press release.  "We are optimistic that the helicopter will be able to take off from the Martian surface at this time; however, this is a test and we are prepared that it may not occur," wrote MiMi Aung, a project manager at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, in a Saturday blog post.Aung added: "Ingenuity is a technology experiment. As such, our plan is to push the envelope and learn by doing. We take risks that other missions cannot, weighing each step carefully."NASA will launch a livestream at 6:15 am EDT (10:15...
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NASA Delays Ingenuity's First Flight on Mars Due to Test-Spin Alert

NASA has delayed the first flight of its Ingenuity Mars helicopter after a crucial test-spin of the drone's rotor blades abruptly stopped.This was the last major test to make sure the helicopter would be ready for its first flight, which was originally scheduled for early Monday.  Now NASA has delayed the historic liftoff — which would mark the first powered, controlled flight on another planet – to Wednesday.For the test on Friday, Ingenuity was supposed to spin its blades at full speed while on the ground.The two pairs of blades should have spun in opposite directions at more than 2,500 rotations per minute – about eight times faster than an Earth helicopter.On flight day, they'll need that speed to lift the 4-pound drone into the thin Martian atmosphere.That air has just 1 percent the ...
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It's Happening! NASA's Mars Helicopter Has Touched Down on The Red Planet

NASA's Ingenuity mini-helicopter has been dropped on the surface of Mars in preparation for its first flight, the US space agency said.The ultra-light aircraft had been fixed to the belly of the Perseverance rover, which touched down on the Red Planet on February 18.  "MarsHelicopter touchdown confirmed!" NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory tweeted Saturday."Its 293 million mile (471 million kilometer) journey aboard @NASAPersevere ended with the final drop of 4 inches (10 centimeter) from the rover's belly to the surface of Mars today. Next milestone? Survive the night." #MarsHelicopter touchdown confirmed! Its 293 million mile (471 million km) journey aboard @NASAPersevere ended with the final drop of 4 inches (10 cm) from the rover's belly to the surface of Mars today. Next milestone? Sur...