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NASA shares first video and audio, new images from Mars Perseverance rover

NASA shares first video and audio, new images from Mars Perseverance rover

During its harrowing descent to the surface of Mars last Thursday, NASA’s Perseverance rover captured video that the agency is calling “How to Land on Mars.” The video, along with other newly released footage, gives earthlings back home a better sense of the sights and sounds on the red planet. Cameras on “Percy,” as the…MORE

Ingenuity helicopter phones home from Mars

Ingenuity helicopter phones home from Mars

The Ingenuity helicopter, sidekick and traveling companion of NASA’s Perseverance rover, has checked in with a good report and is “operating as expected,” according to the agency. If successful, Ingenuity will be the first helicopter to fly on another planet, leading to an “extraterrestrial Wright Brothers moment,” said Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator of NASA’s Science…MORE

Incredible new images shared by Perseverance rover after Mars landing

Incredible new images shared by Perseverance rover after Mars landing

After safely landing on the surface of Mars Thursday, NASA’s Perseverance rover has sent back a never-before-seen view: what it looks like to land on Mars. The rover also returned some beautiful postcards of its landing site. The first image shared during a NASA press conference Friday was “exhilarating” for the team when they received…MORE

How Chile became a leader in Covid-19 vaccination

How Chile became a leader in Covid-19 vaccination

It was late May. The world was helplessly watching as the Covid-19 pandemic advanced unimpeded country after country in what would later be called “the first wave” of infections. After China, Italy and the UK had become the virus hotspots, cities in the United States, especially New York, followed. And then in late spring, the…MORE

The Mars rover landing was the happy moment we all needed

The Mars rover landing was the happy moment we all needed

We needed this moment. It’s a sentiment that’s continued to echo since the world watched NASA land the Perseverance rover on Mars Thursday. Tense anticipation gave way to immense relief at the words of Swati Mohan, Guidance, Navigation and Controls Operations Lead for the Perseverance mission. “Touchdown confirmed. Perseverance is safely on the surface of…MORE

The face of the Perseverance landing was an Indian American woman

The face of the Perseverance landing was an Indian American woman

It was Swati Mohan who first delivered the news to earthlings that NASA’s Perseverance rover had successfully landed on Mars. “Touchdown confirmed,” she announced to roaring applause from mission control at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. “Perseverance safely on the surface of Mars, ready to begin seeking the signs of past life.” You…MORE

Must-watch videos of the week

Must-watch videos of the week

A Trump tower goes down, Ashley Judd has a horrific accident, and sea turtles are in dire need of a rescue. These are the must-watch videos of the week. See it fall Donald Trump opened the Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City in 1984. It stayed open until 2014 and was recently demolished,…MORE

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