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Perseverance rover captures distinct hum of Ingenuity helicopter's fourth flight on Mars
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Perseverance rover captures distinct hum of Ingenuity helicopter's fourth flight on Mars

The $85 million tech demo was supposed to end a few days ago, but NASA extended the mission by at least a month to get more flying time.

Tianwen-1: How China's Mars lander Zhurong will attempt to touch down on the red planet
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Tianwen-1: How China's Mars lander Zhurong will attempt to touch down on the red planet

Tianwen-1 will use a laser range finder to work out where it is relative to Martian terrain and microwave sensor to determine its speed more accurately.

NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter to scout ahead and assist Perseverance rover on Mars
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NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter to scout ahead and assist Perseverance rover on Mars

This type of reconnaissance will prove useful to human missions, by scoping out the best paths for them and reaching locations that aren't accessible.

Technical glitch keeps Ingenuity helicopter grounded on fourth Mars flight attempt
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Technical glitch keeps Ingenuity helicopter grounded on fourth Mars flight attempt

A glitch associated with its "watchdog timer," which alerts it to potential problems, pauses its processes if it thinks it has detected an error.

NASA's Ingenuity Helicopter captures its first aerial colour image of Mars
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NASA's Ingenuity Helicopter captures its first aerial colour image of Mars

The Mars Helicopter Ingenuity’s main aim is to test powered flight on another planet.

Ingenuity flies the furthest its ever gone in third successful flight on Mars
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Ingenuity flies the furthest its ever gone in third successful flight on Mars

The helicopter on this third flight covered 50 meters of distance, reaching the speed of two meters per second.

Google celebrates Ingenuity helicopter's flight on Mars with a special Easter egg animation
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Google celebrates Ingenuity helicopter's flight on Mars with a special Easter egg animation

The actual helicopter floated in the air for less than a minute, but you can see it for as long as you want on the Google version.

NASA's Ingenuity helicopter successfully completes second flight on Mars
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NASA's Ingenuity helicopter successfully completes second flight on Mars

This flight lasted 51.9 seconds with the helicopter climbing five meters and also moved sideways.

Perseverance rover converts CO2 into oxygen on Mars for the first time
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Perseverance rover converts CO2 into oxygen on Mars for the first time

MOXIE produced five grams of oxygen, equal to 10 minutes of breathable oxygen for astronaut carrying out normal activity.

How did NASA's Ingenuity helicopter make it first flight on another planet?
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How did NASA's Ingenuity helicopter make it first flight on another planet?

Ingenuity doesn’t have the rear rotor blades and commands cannot be given in real-time.

Meet IIT alumnus Dr J (Bob) Balaram, the man who helped design NASA's Ingenuity helicopter
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Meet IIT alumnus Dr J (Bob) Balaram, the man who helped design NASA's Ingenuity helicopter

Balaram had said if the Mars helicopter was successful, it would open up a whole new dimension of exploring Mars.

NASA's Ingenuity helicopter successfully takes maiden flight in Jezero Crater on Mars
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NASA's Ingenuity helicopter successfully takes maiden flight in Jezero Crater on Mars

Perseverance rover sent a video showing the chopper hovering three meters for 10 seconds, then touching back down.

NASA postpones Ingenuity helicopter's first flight due to tech issues with its rotor
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NASA postpones Ingenuity helicopter's first flight due to tech issues with its rotor

Flight is a true challenge on Mar because the air is so thin and it has to spin its rotor blades much faster than it does on Earth

NASA's Ingenuity helicopter spends its first night in frigid Martian temperatures
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NASA's Ingenuity helicopter spends its first night in frigid Martian temperatures

The first flight will see it climbing to a height of three meters, hover there for 30 seconds and then descend.

NASA's Perseverance rover deploys Ingenuity helicopter on Mars' surface
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NASA's Perseverance rover deploys Ingenuity helicopter on Mars' surface

Ingenuity will take high-resolution photography as it flies up to five times with gradual difficulty over the month.

NASA begins assembling spacecraft bound for metal-rich asteroid Psyche
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NASA begins assembling spacecraft bound for metal-rich asteroid Psyche

Scientists think it is composed mainly of iron and nickel and the spacecraft is supposed to launch by August 2022.

NASA hopes that Ingenuity helicopter takes flight on Mars by early April
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NASA hopes that Ingenuity helicopter takes flight on Mars by early April

Ingenuity will be attempting to fly in an atmosphere that is one percent the density of Earth's, which makes achieving lift harder.

Curiosity rover on Mars captures clouds passing overhead, similar to Earth's
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Curiosity rover on Mars captures clouds passing overhead, similar to Earth's

Due to their high altitude, the 'noctilucent' clouds on Mars seen in the video can be lit up by the sun even at night time.

NASA's Ingenuity Mars helicopter clears tests, inches closer to historic first flight in April
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NASA's Ingenuity Mars helicopter clears tests, inches closer to historic first flight in April

A successful take-off and hover attempt on its first flight will accomplish 90 percent of the project's key goals, a mission expert said.

Astronauts on Mars missions could suffer cognitive and emotional problems
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Astronauts on Mars missions could suffer cognitive and emotional problems

Since the first space missions, it's been clear that exposure to “microgravity” leads to dramatic changes in the human body.