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NASA Sets Briefing to Discuss Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Next Steps

. NASA Sets Briefing to Discuss Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Next Steps Editor’s note: The briefing scheduled for Friday, April 30, to discuss next steps for the helicopter has moved to a new time, 11:30 a.m. EDT (8:30 a.m. PDT). With three successful flights in the logbook, Ingenuity has demonstrated it is ready for more. NASA’s Ingenuity Mars…
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Proposed bill aims to toss a new wrench in NASA’s Moon lander plan

A senior lawmaker proposed a controversial piece of legislation on Wednesday that directs NASA to pick a second company to build the agency’s next Moon landers — in addition to Elon Musk’s SpaceX, which was awarded a $2.9 billion NASA contract to build a lander earlier this year. The bill hasn’t passed the full Senate yet, but it marks a new front in an ongoing effort to overturn or rejig…
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Watch — and hear — NASA’s Ingenuity copter zip around on Mars

NASA just released video and audio of its mini Mars helicopter, Ingenuity, flying around the Martian surface during its fourth flight test, as captured by the craft’s robotic partner Perseverance from nearly a football field’s distance away. The footage, combining audio and video of an Ingenuity flight test for the first time, starts off with the soft, rumbling hum of the Martian wind.
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Acing its fourth flight on Mars, NASA’s Ingenuity will advance to a new testing round

After acing a set of historic test flights on Mars, NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter will embark on a new, more advanced test mission, engineers said today. Having proved itself capable of flying higher and farther with its fourth flight on Friday, the mini helicopter will get ready to demonstrate how it could help Mars rovers, like Perseverance, scout for new locations and probe areas inaccessible…
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