Watch NASA’s mission control track the first flight on Mars

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The twin-blade rotorcraft will try to ascend 10 feet above ground and hover in place for 30 seconds while cameras on NASA’s Perseverance rover record the historic attempt from a distance.
 

NASA reschedules Ingenuity helicopter’s first flight on Mars for Monday

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The craft was scheduled to take flight April 11th, but last weekend NASA said data from a high-speed rotor test showed the test sequence ended early, as Ingenuity’s computer tried to switch from pre-flight to flight mode The date was pushed back again after Ingenuity experienced a minor software glitch.
 

NASA Selects SpaceX to Build Upcoming Lunar Lander

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Sorry Blue Origin and Dynetics, but SpaceX will have the privilege of putting its logo on the next Moon lander, as NASA announced at a press conference today.
 

New Horizons Captures Goosebump-Inducing Image as It Approaches Milestone Distance From the Sun

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With Pluto firmly in its rearview mirror, New Horizons is now hours away from reaching a milestone distance, in which the probe will be 50 times farther from the Sun than Earth.
 

Watch Live as Blue Origin Performs an ‘Astronaut Rehearsal’ and Suborbital Rocket Test

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Launch is scheduled for 11:15 a.m. EDT (10:15 a.m. CDT, which is local time), with Blue Origin’s live webcast starting at 10:15 a.m. EDT (9:15 a.m. CDT). New Shepard Mission NS-15 will depart from Launch Site One in West Texas and climb to a height exceeding 62 miles (100 km), an altitude that technically qualifies as suborbital space (i.e. above the Kármán Line).

NASA Funds Interstellar Probe and Space Habitats Made From Fungi

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The latest round of NASA funding to boost the development of advanced concepts includes a space-based neutrino detector, an interstellar probe powered by solar sails, and a radio telescope built inside a crater on the far side of the Moon.
 

NASA delays Mars helicopter flight to at least April 14th

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The agency has delayed Ingenuity's first flight to "no earlier than" April 14th after a test on April 9th went awry.
 

Tons of Invisible Asteroid and Comet Dust Falls on Us Every Year

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Some 10,000 grand pianos’ worth of space dust lands on Earth each year, according to a new paper published in Earth & Planetary Science Letters.

Goodbye, Asteroid Bennu, It's Been Real

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Yesterday, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft passed by the asteroid Bennu for the last time, ending its two-and-a-half-year relationship with the space rock.
 

Well Here’s Something You Don’t See Every Day

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We’re now only a few days from the inaugural flight.

A Trio of Extreme Brown Dwarfs Have Been Found Spinning at Their Physical Limits

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The objects are rotating so rapidly that, should they rotate any faster, they’d likely tear themselves apart.
 

SpaceX President Says Starlink Doesn't Plan to Offer Tiered Pricing

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Starlink opened up pre-orders for its service in February for a $99 deposit, but it doesn’t appear that the company plans to offer any kind of tiered plan to folks who were hoping for some options.

Watch Live: NASA Drops an Orion Spacecraft Into a Giant Pool

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NASA is getting ready to drop a 14,000-pound mock-up of the Orion spacecraft into a large pool in Virginia, the latest in a series of drop tests leading up to the eventual Artemis II lunar mission.

NASA’s Tiny Helicopter Snaps Its First Color Photo on Mars

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Well, we’ve seen better photos of Mars, but this one’s special in that it was taken by NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter.

Burnt Chunk of SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Found on a Farmer’s Field in Washington

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The failed deorbiting of a SpaceX Falcon 9 second stage late last month produced a spectacular light show over the Pacific Northwest, but the incident resulted in a large part of the rocket crashing onto a farmer’s field.

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