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18Feb 21
NASA Rover, Perseverance, Touches Down Safely On Mars

NASA rover, Perseverance, touches down safely on Mars

After 203 days and 293 million miles, NASA’s latest Mars rover landed safely on the Red Planet. After the usual “seven minutes of terror,” the rover became the fifth vehicle to land on Mars. It touched down in Jezero Crater and soon began sending its first pictures. Perseverance’s mission is…

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16Feb 21
NASA To Fly Ingenuity Where No Aircraft Has Been Before—Mars

NASA to fly Ingenuity where no aircraft has been before—Mars

Ingenuity will attempt the first flight on another planet. The four-pound helicopter is strapped to NASA’s Perseverance rover. On Mars, the aircraft will perform a series of test flights to demonstrate if flight is possible. If the missions are a success, Ingenuity can explore Mars in new ways. NASA will…

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