• NASA’s Mars Helicopter makes first flight

    The Ingenuity helicopter, designed and built at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, successfully completed a brief but historic flight above the surface of Mars early Monday. After being delayed by a technical issue last week, the tiny, solar- powered four-pound helicopter became the first aircraft in history to make a powered, controlled flight on […]

  • Mars launch: NASA sends Perseverance rover to space

    The Perseverance rover and its Ingenuity helicopter are finally on the journey to Mars. The spacecraft carrying the rover and helicopter successfully launched to Mars Thursday morning aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V 541 rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida at 7:50 a.m. ET. The team in the control center at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory […]

  • Ex-Navy SEAL and Harvard doc is now the first Korean-American headed to space

    Graduating from Harvard Medical School and being a part of the Navy SEALs must not have been enough accomplishments for Jonny Kim. The 35-year-old is now the first Korean-American to become a NASA astronaut. Kim, along with 12 others, graduated last week from NASA’s Artemis program, allowing the astronauts to be eligible to participate in missions […]

  • Curiosity rover makes new discoveries on Mars

    NASA’s Curiosity rover has been acting as our detective on Mars this summer and investigating an area once full of streams and lakes on the red planet. The rover landed on Mars seven years ago and since then, it’s sent back thousands of images, roamed 13 miles and climbed 1,207 feet to its current home […]

  • SpaceX’s massive Starship prototype lifts off

    A prototype of SpaceX’s Mars rocket roared to life Thursday night, lifting the vehicle into the air for a landmark test. It was the first time the experimental craft, nicknamed “Starhopper,” flew free without being tethered to the ground. SpaceX’s goal was to lift the spacecraft about 65 feet into the air before gently landing it nearby […]

  • NASA Engineer With Key Roles on Mars Rover Missions Speaks in Palm Desert

    NASA engineer Kobie Boykins, who has been integral to recent Mars rover missions, including serving as supervisor for the mobility and remote sensing teams on Curiosity, will speak about his work in Palm Desert Monday. Boykins, a senior mechanical engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, will speak at the McCallum Theatre Monday evening as part […]

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