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NASA’s Perseverance Drives on Mars’ Terrain for First Time

NASA’s Perseverance Drives on Mars’ Terrain for First Time

NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover performed its first drive on Mars March 4, covering 21.3 feet (6.5 meters) across the Martian landscape. The drive served as a mobility test that marks just one of many milestones as team members check out and calibrate every system, subsystem, and instrument on Perseverance. Once the rover begins pursuing […]

NASA Celebrates ‘Hidden Figure’ Mary W. Jackson With Building Naming Ceremony

NASA Celebrates ‘Hidden Figure’ Mary W. Jackson With Building Naming Ceremony

On Friday, NASA celebrated the agency’s first African American female engineer, Mary W. Jackson, with a ceremony to formally name the agency’s headquarters building in Washington in her honor. Jackson began working at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) – the forerunner of NASA – in April 1951. From her initial role as a “human computer” […]

NASA to Honor ‘Hidden Figure’ Mary W. Jackson During Headquarters Naming Ceremony

NASA to Honor ‘Hidden Figure’ Mary W. Jackson During Headquarters Naming Ceremony

Acting NASA Administrator Steve Jurczyk will lead a ceremony at 1 p.m. EST Friday, Feb. 26, officially naming the NASA Headquarters building in Washington in honor of Mary W. Jackson. The event will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website and will livestream on the agency’s Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube, as well as the NASA app.   Mary Winston Jackson (1921–2005) successfully […]

NASA’s Mars Perseverance Rover Provides Front-Row Seat to Landing, First Audio Recording of Red Planet

NASA’s Mars Perseverance Rover Provides Front-Row Seat to Landing, First Audio Recording of Red Planet

Editor’s Note: This release was updated on Feb. 22 to correct the metric unit for the speed at which the rover’s wheels made contact with the surface to kph. New video from NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover chronicles major milestones during the final minutes of its entry, descent, and landing (EDL) on the Red Planet on […]

NASA Releases Perseverance Rover’s First Photos Of Mars

NASA Releases Perseverance Rover’s First Photos Of Mars

THOMAS CATENACCI CONTRIBUTOR   The National Aeronautics and Space Administration released the first photos taken by its Perseverance rover on Mars after it became just the fifth rover to ever successfully complete the landing. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) photos released Saturday showed Mars’s vast landscape and rocky terrain. On Thursday, Perseverance successfully completed its landing on the […]

NASA’s Perseverance Rover Sends Sneak Peek of Mars Landing

NASA’s Perseverance Rover Sends Sneak Peek of Mars Landing

Less than a day after NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover successfully landed on the surface of Mars, engineers and scientists at the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California were hard at work, awaiting the next transmissions from Perseverance. As data gradually came in, relayed by several spacecraft orbiting the Red Planet, the Perseverance team […]

These Heroic Santas Spread Extra A Little Extra Christmas Magic

These Heroic Santas Spread Extra A Little Extra Christmas Magic

MARY ROSE CORKERY REPORTER   Santa Claus may be famous for delivering toys to all the good boys and girls around the world, but check out some heroic deeds he made time for ahead of his famous ride. Santa And An Elf Bust A Suspected Drug Dealer Drug-squad police officers in Peru dressed as Santa and […]

Video | 2020 Christmas Decorations at the White House

Video | 2020 Christmas Decorations at the White House

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Off the grid Thanksgiving

Off the grid Thanksgiving

      By Richard Eber For those Jack Fliehmann serves, Thanksgiving comes each day. Almost like clockwork he shows up at local homeless encampments at 5:00 AM sharp with a two-gallon steaming pot of oatmeal, a banana, water bottle, and juice for the 70 to 100 folks he serves on a regular basis. Later […]

George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation, 3 October 1789

George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation, 3 October 1789

Thanksgiving Proclamation [New York, 3 October 1789] By the President of the United States of America. a Proclamation. Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor—and whereas both Houses of […]

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