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NASA’s Ingenuity Helicopter Captures a Mars Rock Feature in 3D

. NASA’s Ingenuity Helicopter Captures a Mars Rock Feature in 3D The rotorcraft captures nuances of rocky outcrop during aerial reconnaissance. NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter provided a 3D view of a rock-covered mound during its 13th flight on Sept. 4. The plan for this reconnaissance mission into the “South Seítah” region of Mars’ Jezero…
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SpaceX is about to send its first crew of private citizens to space

Four people are set to launch to space Wednesday night aboard a SpaceX capsule, and none of them are professional astronauts. Jared Isaacman, a billionaire entrepreneur and philanthropist, booked the Crew Dragon capsule last year and picked three normal folks to ride with him. It will be the first completely private mission to orbit. Dubbed Inspiration 4, the mission is a multimillion-dollar…
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Mars Perseverance Team Members to Be Recognized at Hispanic Heritage Awards

. Mars Perseverance Team Members to Be Recognized at Hispanic Heritage Awards The three award recipients – Diana Trujillo, Christina Hernandez, and Clara O’Farrell – are engineers from the NASA rover team. Three Latina engineers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California are the 2021 recipients of STEM Awards from the Hispanic…
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NASA sets new date for James Webb Space Telescope launch

The James Webb Space Telescope, humanity’s next big space-bound eye on the cosmos, has a new launch date of December 18th, NASA announced on Wednesday. It’s the latest among dozens of other delays for a telescope that was originally planned to go to space as early as…
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NASA’s Perseverance Rover Collects First Mars Rock Sample

. NASA’s Perseverance Rover Collects First Mars Rock Sample The rock core is now enclosed in an airtight titanium sample tube, and will be available for retrieval in the future. NASA’s Perseverance rover today completed the collection of the first sample of Martian rock, a core from Jezero Crater slightly thicker than…
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