Tuesday, April 20, 2021


Nasa’s Mars helicopter flies

The brief lift-off was the first powered, controlled flight ever conducted on another planet.

All aboard! Next stop space…

Mainly wealthy first-time space travellers are getting ready to take part in one of several private missions which are preparing to launch.

Part of first plane to fly on Earth in place to fly again on Mars

The postage stamp-size muslin swatch from the Wright brothers' plane was carried on the 300-million-mile journey to Mars.

Russia dumps Nasa for China over lunar space station ambitions

All three are racing to return to the moon to establish orbiting space stations and lunar bases.

Perseverance ‘SuperCam’ begins hunt for past life on Mars

The return to Earth years from now of the rocks and soil it retrieves 'will give scientists the holy grail of planetary exploration', says National Centre for Space Studies chief.

Nasa releases first audio from Mars, video of landing

Audio clip gives 10 seconds of a wind gust on the surface of Mars.

Nasa confirms Perseverance rover has landed on Mars

Starting from summer, it will attempt to collect 30 rock and soil samples in sealed tubes, to be eventually sent back to Earth sometime in the 2030s for lab analysis.

Nasa wants to fly a helicopter on Mars for the first time

Equipped with two cameras, computers and navigation sensors, the Ingenuity has four feet, a box-like body and four carbon-fibre blades arranged in two rotors spinning in opposite directions.

SpaceX aims to launch ‘all-civilian’ trip into orbit

In addition to the first commercial mission, SpaceX is scheduled to launch two more crewed flights for Nasa in 2021, and four cargo refuelling missions over the next 15 months.

A bio-filter designed for astronaut urine may be the answer to clean water on Earth

The natural system also removes micropollutants and microplastics from wastewater, preventing them from flowing into the sea.

4 astronauts launched to space station

This ends almost a decade of international reliance on Russia for rides on its Soyuz rockets.

Female astronaut exploring the moon by 2024, says Nasa

Artemis is a stepping stone to landing men and women on Mars.

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