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The small rotorcraft’s horizons were expanded on its second flight.
NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Logs Second Successful Flight
Members of NASA’s Planetary Defense Coordination Office will participate in a “tabletop exercise” to simulate an asteroid impact scenario.
NASA to Participate in Tabletop Exercise Simulating Asteroid Impact
A toaster-size, experimental instrument aboard Perseverance called the MOXIE accomplished the task.
NASA's Perseverance Mars Rover Extracts First Oxygen from Red Planet
The highlight of the new chart is a wake of stars, stirred up by a small galaxy expected to collide with the Milky Way in the distant future.
Astronomers Release New All-Sky Map of Milky Way's Outer Reaches
Above us, multiple Earth-observing instruments are mounted on the exterior of several of the International Space Station’s modules.
How Scientists Are Using the Space Station to Study Earth's Climate
Without searching for these asteroid companions before launch, Lucy runs the risk of encountering an unexpected binary pair.
Hide and Seek – How NASA's Lucy Mission Team Discovered Eurybates' Satellite
NASA’s SpaceX Crew-2 mission is set to launch four astronauts to the International Space Station on Earth Day, April 22.
Crew-2 Astronauts Head to Space Station to Conduct Microgravity Science
NASA scientists predict Africa’s annual dust plumes will shrink to a 20,000-year minimum over the next century.
Earth Day Connections: NASA Study Predicts Less Saharan Dust in Future Winds
NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter has become the first aircraft in history to make a powered, controlled flight on another planet.
NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Succeeds in Historic First Flight
Ingenuity took this shot while hovering over the Martian surface during the first powered, controlled flight on another planet.
Ingenuity's First Black-and-White Image From the Air
Matter in the hearts of neutron stars – dense remnants of exploded massive stars – takes the most extreme form we can measure.
NASA's NICER Probes the Squeezability of Neutron Stars
NASA has selected SpaceX to carry the next two American astronauts to the Moon.
As Artemis Moves Forward, NASA Picks SpaceX to Land Next Americans on Moon