For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – NASA is targeting early Monday, April 19, for the history making first ever controlled test flight of the experimental Ingenuity Mars helicopter on the Red Planet after successfully updating the software to avoid glitches that postponed the inaugural test from last week and then completing a required high speed spin test of the
For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – Touchdown confirmed! NASA’s experimental solar powered Ingenuity Mars Helicopter has been safely deployed to the ‘Martian Flight Field’ after being carefully dropped from attach point on the belly of the Perseverance rover where its been hanging this past week after completing the methodical step by step unfolding, swing down and deployment
For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – In another first NASA’s Perseverance rover has captured the first sounds of a vehicle dispatched from Earth driving on the surface of Mars as the six wheeled robot trundled across the floor of Jezero Crater making clackity, clack noises of a type we have never heard before on a mission like none before
For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – NASA’s Perseverance rover extended and flexed her high-tech robotic arm for the first time Monday, March 8 on Sol 17 while commanding it to perform multiple maneuvers with the arm and science instrument turret raised high and outward to begin check out and test its functionality which will be critical for coring soil
For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – Three Sols, or Martian Days, after surviving the ‘7 minutes of Terror’ and accomplishing a safe touchdown NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover snapped her first high-definition 360-degree panorama around her Mars landing site and new home at Jezero Crater on Feb. 21, using the rover’s Mastcam-Z instrument. NASA released the Mastcam-Z panorama on Feb.
For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION/KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – NASA’s $2.7 Billion Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover is now 1800 feet closer to Destination Mars after she was rolled out to launch pad 41 this morning bolted atop the powerful United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket that will propel her to space for the remainder of here
For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – NASA’s flagship $2.4 Billion Mars 2020 Perseverance rover mission has suffered another significant delay to her launch from the Florida Space Coast to the Red Planet – dedicated to the search for signs of life beyond Earth. The delay is a big deal because NASA only has a narrow three and a
For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM PLAYALINDA BEACH, FL – The joint United Launch Alliance and NASA launch team completed the critical launch countdown Wet Dress Rehearsal or WDR demonstration test Monday afternoon – thereby achieving a major milestone towards liftoff of NASA’s Mars Perseverance Rover a month from now on the firms venerable Atlas V rocket. It was a beautiful sunny