Category: Space News

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First Flight of the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter: Live from Mission Control

Up, up, and away! The Ingenuity #MarsHelicopter is set to make history. It will make the first attempt at powered flight on another planet late on Sunday, April 11. Don’t miss your chance to watch live with helicopter team in mission control beginning at 3:30 a.m. EDT (12:30 a.m. PDT/ 7:30 a.m. UTC) Monday, April 12 as they receive the data and find out if they were successful. Come along for the ride and ask questions during the briefing.

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First Flight of the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter: Live from Mission Control

Gravity Assist Podcast: Season 5 Trailer

Go behind the scenes at NASA with Chief Scientist Jim Green in the Gravity Assist podcast. We’ll talk to people who work in lots of different areas to make space missions and scientific investigations happen. How does someone become an astronaut, or an engineer working on the Ingenuity helicopter, or a science communicator? Everyone has a gravity assist – that person, place, or thing that inspired them to do what they’re doing now. New episodes will be released on Fridays. Check out the podcast at https://www.nasa.gov/gravityassist. https://images.nasa.gov/details-Gravity%20Assist%20Podcast%20Season%205%20Trailer Producer Credit: Sonnet Apple & Elizabeth Landau Audio Engineer: Manny Cooper Music: Universal Production Music/ “Blue Moons”

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Gravity Assist Podcast: Season 5 Trailer

NASA 2022: A Year of Innovation

With a budget increase of more than 6% from the previous year, NASA will continue to boost its ingenuity in exploration, technology, aeronautics and science. This is a year of innovation. This budget increases our ability to better understand Earth as a system –allowing us to tackle climate change in new ways. We will develop more climate-friendly aviation systems, like the X-57 Maxwell, and launch the James Webb Space Telescope that will enable groundbreaking research. Including a diverse and more inclusive workforce, we will continue pushing the boundaries of human exploration with Artemis, with goals of landing the first woman and the first person of color on the Moon, as well as fostering our international and commercial partnerships that help to make it all possible. We look forward to continuing our legacy of inspiring the nation and the next generation of scientists, engineers and explorers, who will help us accomplish the ambitious goals that we’ve set out for NASA. Producer/Editor: Lacey Young Music: Universal Production Music

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NASA 2022: A Year of Innovation