Space exploration

NASA’s Ingenuity mission honored by the Space Foundation

The Ingenuity Mars Helicopter team at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California faced many challenges in achieving humanity’s first powered and controlled flight to another planet. The helicopter’s first test flight was full of unknowns. The Red Planet has an extremely thin atmosphere with only 1% of the surface …

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Abigail Allwood in Greenland

Abigail Allwood, principal investigator of the Planetary Instrument for X-ray Lithochemistry (PIXL) aboard NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover, is seen here examining rocks in Greenland. Allwood is a scientist based at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California. A key objective of the Perseverance mission to Mars is astrobiology, including looking …

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PH and Japan space cooperation pact

MANILA – The Philippine and Japanese governments plan to strengthen their partnership in space science and space exploration with the signing of a Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) on Saturday. In a virtual conference, the Director General of the Philippine Space Agency (PhilSA), Joel Joseph Marciano Jr., signed the agreement with …

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