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NASA Ingenuity helicopter isn't ready to retire, will continue to go on flying misions
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NASA Ingenuity helicopter isn't ready to retire, will continue to go on flying misions

"Everything is working so well," said Josh Ravich, the head of Ingenuity's mechanical engineering team. "We're doing better on the surface than we had expected."

Making a case for endurance: Beyond coronavirus pandemic, perseverance and repair are at core of human society
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Making a case for endurance: Beyond coronavirus pandemic, perseverance and repair are at core of human society

Maintenance and repair might look less interesting than attempts at making a difference, but without them, everything around us would collapse.

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.

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.

Language of space exploration rhetoric can affect public perception of space activities
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Language of space exploration rhetoric can affect public perception of space activities

Would we want futuristic Mars settlements to operate like modern-day Earth towns, or could we do better?

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 shares stunning panorama, selfie with the rocky Mont Mercou
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Curiosity rover on Mars shares stunning panorama, selfie with the rocky Mont Mercou

Curiosity drilled a sample of the rock, nicknamed ‘Nontron’ after the Earth village near which Mont Mercou is located in France.

Meet Swati Mohan, the Indian-American scientist who led the GN&C operations of Mars 2020 mission
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Meet Swati Mohan, the Indian-American scientist who led the GN&C operations of Mars 2020 mission

Mohan's team played a key role in the entry, descent and landing (EDL) phase, which according to the NASA website was the shortest and most intense phase of the Mars 2020 mission

Seven minutes of terror: Understanding the tech Perseverance will need to survive Mars' landing
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Seven minutes of terror: Understanding the tech Perseverance will need to survive Mars' landing

The Perseverance rover, about the size of a car, is the largest Mars payload ever — weighing a tonne on Earth.

NASA could be first space agency to fly a helicopter on another planet as Perseverance gets ready to land
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NASA could be first space agency to fly a helicopter on another planet as Perseverance gets ready to land

NASA describes Ingenuity's mission as a "technology demonstration": a project that seeks to test a new capability together with the astrobiology mission of Perseverance.

Mars' Gale Crater 3 billion years ago resembled Iceland in terrain, temperature: study
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Mars' Gale Crater 3 billion years ago resembled Iceland in terrain, temperature: study

Techniques of comparing Mars’ samples with present day Earth can help us find a lot more, the researchers said.

NASA underestimating the time, money needed to bring Mars rocks back to Earth: Report
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NASA underestimating the time, money needed to bring Mars rocks back to Earth: Report

NASA and the ESA should consider moving the next sample-return efforts from 2026 to 2028, due to the technological challenges, the panel said.

NASA conducts test drive on Mars-bound Perseverance rover’s twin — Optimism — on Earth
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NASA conducts test drive on Mars-bound Perseverance rover’s twin — Optimism — on Earth

Optimism will share space in the Mars Yard with Maggie, the engineering model that stands in for NASA's Curiosity rover.

NASA's Mars Helicopter Ingenuity aboard the Perseverance rover recharges for the first time in space
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NASA's Mars Helicopter Ingenuity aboard the Perseverance rover recharges for the first time in space

If Ingenuity manages to withstand the harsh environment on Mars, scientists at JPL will give it a 31 Earth day test flight window.

NASA shares incredible pictures of Mars captured by Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter to celebrate its 15th anniversary
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NASA shares incredible pictures of Mars captured by Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter to celebrate its 15th anniversary

The orbiter has managed to capture the multiple spacecrafts - Spirit, Opportunity as well as the Curiosity rover - trekking and exploring Mars.

Tree-like MOXIE on NASA's Perseverance rover will turn carbon dioxide into oxygen on Mars
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Tree-like MOXIE on NASA's Perseverance rover will turn carbon dioxide into oxygen on Mars

MOXIE is built to produce oxygen from carbon dioxide in the Martian atmosphere just like a tree does here on Earth.

China's Tianwen-1 mission captures unique image of the Earth and moon on its way to Mars
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China's Tianwen-1 mission captures unique image of the Earth and moon on its way to Mars

The black and white image was captured by the spacecraft some 1.2 million kilometres away from Earth, on 27 July.