Month: March 2021

NASA’s Ingenuity Helicopter Deploys All 4 Landing Legs Down Ahead of 1st Flight Test on Mars: Mosaic

For & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – NASA’s experimental Ingenuity Mars Helicopter has just successfully deployed all four landing legs after carrying out a methodical step by step approach this past week on Mars to safely and carefully unfurl the $80 million rotorcraft this week and hanging down from the stowed attach point on the belly of the Perseverance rover

NASA Targets Wright Brothers First Flight Moment on Mars with Ingenuity Helicopter NET April 8 – Deployment Begins: Mosaic

For & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – The NASA science and engineering team leading the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter are targeting a history making ‘Wright Brothers’ first flight moment for the agencies experimental craft on Mars for no earlier than April 8 – aiming to make the first attempt at powered, controlled flight of an aircraft on another planet. Meanwhile the

Spectacular Middle of the Night Blastoff for SpaceX Falcon 9 Delivering Starlink Internet Satellites to Orbit: Photos

For & RocketSTEMTITUSVILLE, FL – A spectacular middle of the night blastoff of a six time recycled SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with mostly clear skies successfully delivered the next batch of Starlink broadband internet satellites to orbit early this morning, March 24 – marking the 4th Falcon 9 launch this month of 60 Starlinks each from the Florida Space Coast

1st Look at NASA’s Unveiled Mars Helicopter Ingenuity on Perseverance Rover Belly as Helipad Takeoff Site Located: Mosaic

For & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – For the first time in history a Martian Helicopter has been unveiled on the surface of the Red Planet as NASA’s experimental Ingenuity rotocraft catches humanity’s very first glimpse of the delightfully diminutive and cute craft -attached to the belly of the Perseverance rover after the protective debris shield was dropped, and imaged

President Biden Nominates former U.S. Senator Bill Nelson as Next NASA Administrator

Former Sen. Bill Nelson nominated by President Biden to serve as the next NASA Administrator. In this file photo Sen. Bill Nelson of Florida welcomes the newly arrived Orion crew capsule at a Kennedy Space Center unveiling ceremony on July 2, 2012 and proclaims Mars is NASA’s long term goal for human exploration. Credit: Ken Kremer/ & RocketSTEM CAPE

Perseverance Rover Drops Belly Pan Protective Cover from Sample Caching System onto Mars: Mosaic

For & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – In another major mission milestone NASA’s Perseverance rover has just ejected the belly pan cover protecting the Sample Caching System and dropped it flat onto the Martian surface on March 12 and 13 (Sol 21 and 22)- and thereby successfully exposed the sample collection system critical to gathering and storing cored samples

Historic First as 2 Recovered SpaceX Falcon 9 Boosters Stand Vertical at Port Canaveral after 1st to Fly 9 Times Returns: Photos

For & RocketSTEM PORT CANAVERAL/KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – In a historic first a dynamic duo of recovered  SpaceX Falcon 9 1st stages stood vertical simultaneously at sunset Tuesday, March 16 in Port Canaveral, Florida making an absolutely amazing sight to behold – after the 1st booster ever to fly to space and safely return nine times sailed into port