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Small satellite launch company Rocket Lab will attempt to catch one of its Electron rockets in mid-air after launch, using a helicopter to snag the vehicle while underneath a parachute. After nearly three years of preparation, small satellite launch company Rocket Lab will attempt to catch one of its rockets in mid-air today, after launching the vehicle to space from New Zealand. As the rocket falls back to Earth, Rocket Lab will

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Mars helicopter spots wreckage from Perseverance landing

NASA has released images of a wreckage from its Ingenuity helicopter stationed on Mars. The images captured the Perseverance rover’s backshell, parachute, and debris from the wreckage. New pictures from the Ingenuity helicopter offer a fresh perspective of the wreckage left behind when the Perseverance rover landed on Mars last year, NASA said on Wednesday. Launched in 2020, the Perseverance rover successfully landed on the Red

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‘Huge leap’ for NASA’s Mars helicopter ushers new mission support role

The ninth flight of NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter on Mars over a bumpy region named Séítah marked the first time the chopper lent a helping hand to the agency’s Perseverance rover in its hunt for ancient signs of Martian life. The Séítah region on Mars, filled with rocks and sand dunes, was too treacherous for NASA’s Perseverance rover to drive across. So Ingenuity, the tiny helicopter accompanying the rover, flew over the area on Monday and snapped some photos of a

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NASA’s Mars helicopter had a midair brain fart

NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter ended its sixth flight test on Mars earlier than planned on May 22nd after bugging out mid-flight due to a glitch in its navigation unit. NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter ended its sixth flight test on Mars earlier than planned last week after bugging out mid-flight, the rotorcraft’s chief pilot wrote in a blog post on Thursday. The four-pound mini helicopter was aiming to fly farther

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NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter achieves historic powered flight on Mars

NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter successfully carried out its debut flight test on Mars, marking the first powered flight on another world. NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter nailed a successful debut test flight on Mars, engineers confirmed early Monday morning. The tiny spacecraft lifted itself 10 feet off the Martian surface for 39 seconds, marking the first powered flight on another

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Watch the first footage of a helicopter on Mars

NASA released video of the Ingenuity helicopter flying above Mars, taken by cameras on the Perseverance rover. More photos and video are expected in coming days and weeks. There’s new video of the Ingenuity helicopter on Mars, captured by the Perseverance rover’s cameras and posted to Twitter by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The copter had its first flight earlier today, lifting 10 feet off the Martian

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NASA reschedules Ingenuity helicopter’s first flight on Mars for Monday

After several delays, NASA has scheduled the first flight of its Ingenuity helicopter, which arrived on Mars in February with the Perseverance rover, for early on the morning of April 19th. NASA has rescheduled the first flight of its Ingenuity Mars helicopter to April 19th at 3:30AM ET, the agency announced Saturday. The four-pound helicopter that arrived on Mars on February 18th with its parent rover Perseverance has seen its first

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First flight test for NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter pushed to Wednesday

NASA engineers delayed a debut flight test of the agency’s Ingenuity Mars helicopter to Wednesday after discovering a minor glitch in data from pre-flight tests. NASA engineers have decided to delay the Ingenuity helicopter’s debut flight on Mars to at least Wednesday, April 14th, after running into a minor computer glitch during a rotor spin test late Friday night, the agency said on Saturday. The tiny

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NASA’s Mars rover drops off Ingenuity helicopter ahead of historic flight

NASA’s Perseverance rover has dropped off the mini helicopter Ingenuity ahead of the four-pound aircraft’s historic first flight. The plan is for Ingenuity to attempt as many as five test flights within 30 days before settling down on the surface of Mars for eternity. NASA’s Perseverance rover, which is currently roaming around Mars, has dropped off the mini helicopter Ingenuity ahead of the four-pound aircraft’s historic first flight. Ingenuity dropped four inches from the belly of Perseverance to the

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Netflix is beefing up its audio description and subtitling accessibility features

Netflix plans to expand its audio descriptions, subtitles for deaf and hard of hearing, and closed captioning features in order to make its shows and movies more accessible. Netflix’s closed captioning, subtitles for deaf and hard of hearing (SDH), and audio descriptions (AD) are all powerful tools designed to help make films and television shows more accessible to people with disabilities. But those kinds of features

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More PlayStation 5 consoles are coming to Walmart on June 2nd

Walmart has another round of PS5 restocks scheduled for June 2nd at 3PM ET. This one will once again be exclusive to paying Walmart Plus subscribers. We’re still seeing short or no supply of PlayStation 5 consoles in some places and going weeks between new nationwide restocks. Hopefully, this upcoming summer will prove more fruitful, and a good (though small) sign is that Walmart has a PS5

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