NASA aims for historic helicopter flight on Mars

World / Science & Health Apr 19, 2021

NASA aims for historic helicopter flight on Mars

NASA is hoping to make history early Monday when the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter attempts the first powered, controlled flight on another planet. The space agency had originally planned the flight for April 11 but postponed it over a software issue that was identified during a ...

Mars rover Perseverance goes for a 'spin'

World / Science & Health Mar 6, 2021

Mars rover Perseverance goes for a 'spin'

The Mars rover Perseverance has successfully conducted its first test drive on the red planet, the U.S. space agency NASA said Friday. The six-wheeled rover traveled about 6.5 meters (21.3 feet) in 33 minutes on Thursday, NASA said. It drove 4 meters forward, turned in place ...