Tag Archives: NASA

NASA’s Perseverance rover successfully lands on Mars

NASA Perseverance rover sends back its first picture

Watching NASA’s Perseverance rover mission control you could feel the tension through the screen as the rover entered the 7 minutes of terror landing phase. Once again though, as was the case for NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover in 2012, Perseverance nailed the landing and sent back its first picture after landing at 3:55 p.m. EST.

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Canada wants to join NASA Mars ice mapping mission, again

International Mars Ice Mapping Mission

On February 3rd NASA issued a press release that got little notice stating they and three international partners, including Canada, had signed a statement of intent to assess a mission to map ice on Mars. The press release made sure to tie into the lunar Artemis program. There's just one thing though, Canada had already signed on to a similar NASA mission and even had …

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The Webb space telescope, Hubble’s successor, awes the global science community

The NASA James Webb Space Telescope

The next generational space telescope may finally take flight in 2021. If all goes to plan, the long-anticipated and long-delayed Webb Space Telescope is set to go aloft on Oct. 31, 2021 to start a long journey to a Lagrange point, a gravitationally stable orbit in space around the sun. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, …

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NASA’s Space Launch System Green Run leaves open possibility of Artemis 1 launch this year

The core stage for the first flight of NASA’s Space Launch System rocket is seen in the B-2 Test Stand during a hot fire test Jan. 16, 2021, at NASA’s Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Mississippi.

A week ago today NASA ran the Space Launch System Green Run test meant to be the last test of the four massive Shuttle era RS-25 engines and core stage before being shipped to the Kennedy Space Center in preparation for the planned Artemis 1 launch later this year. The Space Launch System, NASA’s massive deep space rocket is designed to propel astronauts to the …

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The Canadian Space Agency and NASA partner to let Canadians create food for deep space missions

Deep Space Food Challenge

Canada's push to the Moon as part of the Artemis program now includes a drive to create better options for space food. The result of the newly announced Deep Space Food Challenge – the first NASA/CSA Centennial Challenge, with other partners – is targeted to help astronauts and people living in challenging food environments on Earth, such as Canada's north. This page is for subscribers …

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