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NASA’s Perseverance Mars Rover Extracts First Oxygen from Red Planet

NASA’s Perseverance Mars Rover Extracts First Oxygen from Red Planet

The growing list of “firsts” for Perseverance, NASA’s newest six-wheeled robot on the Martian surface, includes converting some of the Red Planet’s thin, carbon dioxide-rich atmosphere into oxygen. A toaster-size, experimental instrument aboard Perseverance called the Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment (MOXIE) accomplished the task. The test took place April 20, the 60th Martian […]

NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Succeeds in Historic First Flight

NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Succeeds in Historic First Flight

Monday, NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter became the first aircraft in history to make a powered, controlled flight on another planet. The Ingenuity team at the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California confirmed the flight succeeded after receiving data from the helicopter via NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover at 6:46 a.m. EDT (3:46 a.m. PDT). “Ingenuity […]

NASA’s Mars Helicopter to Make First Flight Attempt this Sunday

NASA’s Mars Helicopter to Make First Flight Attempt this Sunday

Lee este nota de prensa en español aquí. Editor’s Note: On April 10, NASA announced that based on data from the Ingenuity Mars helicopter that came in late on April 9, the agency has chosen to reschedule the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter’s first experimental flight to no earlier than Wednesday, April 14. Additional information is available at: https://mars.nasa.gov/technology/helicopter/status/291/mars-helicopter-flight-delayed-to-no-earlier-than-april-14/ NASA’s Ingenuity Mars […]