Just days after NASA's Perseverance rover gently dropped the Ingenuity helicopter on the surface of Mars, the robot companions took a selfie together on Tuesday and beamed it back to Earth.
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The astronauts on the International Space Station have already conducted five spacewalks so far this year -- and now they have relocated a spacecraft outside of the orbiting laboratory.
Just weeks after becoming the first man to walk on the moon, NASA astronaut Neil Armstrong celebrated his 39th birthday in quarantine.
Japanese fashion mogul Yusaku Maezawa, who first announced his intention in 2018 to take a group of artists with him on a six-day trip around the Moon, said Tuesday that he's inviting the public to apply to fill eight open seats on the mission now slated to take off in 2023.
The Perseverance rover has had a chance to settle in on Mars since landing last Thursday, so it's doing what every new resident does these days -- sending back photos of its new home.
The NASA Perseverance rover safely landed on Mars after its 292.5 million-mile journey from Earth, the agency confirmed at 3:55 p.m. ET Thursday. The rover landed itself flawlessly, according to the mission's team.
While robotic rovers may explore the surface of Mars on behalf of humans who can't safely land there yet, they aren't alone.
Mars is too cold for liquid water to exist on its surface, but a wealth of ice may exist just beneath the surface in certain regions. Future human missions to Mars could use this ice as a resource and study it to learn about the planet's past.
Starship SN9, SpaceX's early prototype for a rocket the company hopes will carry the first humans to Mars, launched a high-altitude test flight Tuesday that saw the vehicle travel a few miles up in the air, hover for a moment, and then conduct a belly flop-like maneuver on descent before making an explosive landing back on the launch pad.