NASA rover faces ‘seven minutes of terror’ before landing on Mars

Reuters 02/15/2021

LOS ANGELES — When NASA’s Mars rover Perseverance, a robotic astrobiology lab packed inside a space capsule, hits the final stretch of its seven-month journey from Earth this week, it is set to emit a radio alert…

NASA launches Mars rover to look for signs of ancient life

Associated Press 07/30/2020

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida — The biggest, most sophisticated Mars rover ever built — a car-size vehicle bristling with cameras, microphones, drills, and lasers — blasted off Thursday as part of an ambitious, long-range project to bring the…

Spacecraft snaps closest pictures of sun, ‘campfires’ abound

Associated Press 07/17/2020

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida — A European and NASA spacecraft has snapped the closest pictures ever taken of the sun, revealing countless little “campfires” flaring everywhere. Scientists on Thursday released the first images taken by Solar Orbiter, launched…

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