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Cancer Survivor Joins First All-Citizen Private Spaceflight
private spaceflight
Aerospace
Cancer Survivor Joins First All-Citizen Private Spaceflight
The crew aboard the first all-citizen private spaceflight, Inspiration4, includes a billionaire, a childhood cancer survivor, and maybe you.
February 25, 2021

The crew aboard the first all-citizen private spaceflight, Inspiration4, includes a billionaire, a childhood cancer survivor, and maybe you.

Aerospace
NASA’s Mars Helicopter Phoned Home. Here’s What’s Next.
mars helicopter
Aerospace
NASA’s Mars Helicopter Phoned Home. Here’s What’s Next.
NASA’s Mars helicopter Ingenuity has survived the journey to the Red Planet. Here’s what’s next for the first-of-its-kind aircraft.
February 24, 2021

NASA’s Mars helicopter Ingenuity has survived the journey to the Red Planet. Here’s what’s next for the first-of-its-kind aircraft.

Aerospace
Light-Driven Levitation Could Lift Probes to the Edge of Space
light-driven levitation
Aerospace
Light-Driven Levitation Could Lift Probes to the Edge of Space
A new light-driven levitation technique can lift objects large enough to carry sensors to the understudied mesosphere near the edge of space.
February 21, 2021

A new light-driven levitation technique can lift objects large enough to carry sensors to the understudied mesosphere near the edge of space.

Aerospace
Perseverance’s Mars Landing Was a Success
Mars landing
Aerospace
Perseverance’s Mars Landing Was a Success
NASA’s Perseverance rover successfully executed its Mars landing, ending a seven-month journey — and kicking off an epic exploration mission.
February 18, 2021

NASA’s Perseverance rover successfully executed its Mars landing, ending a seven-month journey — and kicking off an epic exploration mission.

Aerospace
NASA’s Perseverance Rover Is Mic’d Up
microphones on the mars rover
Aerospace
NASA’s Perseverance Rover Is Mic’d Up
Two microphones on the Mars rover, Perseverance, are designed to record audio during its EDL sequence and subsequent mission.
February 17, 2021

Two microphones on the Mars rover, Perseverance, are designed to record audio during its EDL sequence and subsequent mission.

Aerospace
Two New Mars Missions Just Reached the Red Planet
Mars missions
Aerospace
Two New Mars Missions Just Reached the Red Planet
Two of the three Mars missions expected to reach the Red Planet in February 2021 have successfully completed the journey.
February 10, 2021

Two of the three Mars missions expected to reach the Red Planet in February 2021 have successfully completed the journey.

Aerospace
Nuclear Fusion Inspires New Rocket Thruster Design
rocket thruster
Aerospace
Nuclear Fusion Inspires New Rocket Thruster Design
A new rocket thruster design that uses magnetic fields could lead to far faster space travel — the kind that could let us explore places beyond Mars.
February 3, 2021

A new rocket thruster design that uses magnetic fields could lead to far faster space travel — the kind that could let us explore places beyond Mars.

Aerospace
Biofuel Rocket Launch Is a First In Aerospace
biofuel rocket
Aerospace
Biofuel Rocket Launch Is a First In Aerospace
Startup bluShift has successfully launched a biofuel rocket, proving that biofuels could be the future of more sustainable spaceflight.
February 2, 2021

Startup bluShift has successfully launched a biofuel rocket, proving that biofuels could be the future of more sustainable spaceflight.

Space
Tiny Satellite Uses Earth’s Magnetic Field to Generate Thrust
low earth orbit satellite
Space
Tiny Satellite Uses Earth’s Magnetic Field to Generate Thrust
Students are sending a CubeSat to space. The nanosatellite will test a propulsion method that uses Earth's magnetic field to maintain low earth orbit.
January 16, 2021

Students are sending a CubeSat to space. The nanosatellite will test a propulsion method that uses Earth's magnetic field to maintain low earth orbit.