Ingenuity the Mars helicopter carries a swatch from Wright Brothers’ first aircraft

In April 2021, Ingenuity (the small helicopter stored in NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover) will perform the first powered, controlled flight on another planet. And NASA put a small piece of fabric on the Mars helicopter from the wing of Wright Brothers’ first aircraft, the “Flyer 1”, which performed the first powered, controlled flight here on …

Everything you need to know about natural and artificial satellites

When people speak of satellites today, they usually refer to man-made spacecraft placed into orbits and not natural satellites like the Moon. And, even though a lot of our tech relies on this spacecraft, there is still a lot of confusion regarding satellite uses and types – especially in modern schools. Space, however, may soon …

Has Earth been visited by an alien spaceship? Harvard professor Avi Loeb vs everybody else

Simon Goodwin, University of Sheffield A highly unusual object was spotted travelling through the solar system in 2017. Given a Hawaiian name, ‘Oumuamua, it was small and elongated – a few hundred metres by a few tens of meters, travelling at a speed fast enough to escape the Sun’s gravity and move into interstellar space.

How to find a well-paid job with having a space science degree

Finding the right job for yourself is not the easiest thing to do, especially if you are just fresh out of college or haven’t worked for a while after a long break. Moreover, some people just go on to work in a different field than their college degree and then decide to return to the …

Perseverance Rover Touchdown Photo on Mars – and its first full-color look

A car-sized rover touching down on another planet! NASA has published an amazing photo of the Perseverance Rover touchdown on Mars. For the first time in history, we have a photo of a rover’s touchdown on another planetary body.

Perseverance Rover: The Tech and Goals

Jim Bell, Arizona State University Editor’s note: On Feb. 18, NASA’s Mars 2020 mission arrived at the red planet and successfully landed the Perseverance Rover on the surface. Jim Bell is a professor in the School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University and has worked on a number of Mars missions. He …

Perseverance Rover’s Historic Mars Landing will be a Huge Scientific Leap

Space lovers around the world are holding their breath for the landing of NASA’s Perseverance Rover on Mars on February 18th. After a 470.73 million kilometer (292.5 million miles) journey from Earth to Mars, Perseverance will join its fellow rovers Sojourner, Spirit, Opportunity, and Curiosity on Mars, and be part of a massive scientific endeavor …