Space

Watch live on February 18, 2021, as our Perseverance Mars Rover touches down on the Red Planet. 60 years ago, NASA started sending robotic explorers to Mars, but none have been as sophisticated as Perseverance. It will gather samples from the Martian surface for possible later return to Earth, and fly a drone for the
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WASHINGTON — When the White House called to congratulate NASA on the successful landing of the Mars rover Perseverance, acting administrator Steve Jurczyk new immediately it was the real deal. “About an hour after landing, I got a phone call from the president of the United States, and his first words were, ‘Congratulations, man,’” Jurczyk
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WASHINGTON — A Northrop Grumman Antares rocket launched a Cygnus spacecraft carrying supplies and experiments for the International Space Station Feb. 20. The Antares 230+ rocket lifted off from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia at 12:36 p.m. Eastern. The Cygnus spacecraft separated from the rocket’s upper stage nine minutes
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Updated: After a decade of preparation, NASA’s Perseverance lander has successfully touched down on Mars. It will now begin looking for signs of life on the Red Planet. While we collectively held our breaths during the “seven minutes of terror” of the entry, descent, and landing, the star rover of NASA’s Mars 2020 mission completed its
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HELSINKI — Chinese private firm Landspace is working towards a potential first orbital launch attempt with a methane-fueled launch vehicle later this year.  Landspace completed assembly of the four Tianque-12 liquid methane-liquid oxygen engines which power the first stage of the Zhuque-2 rocket in early February. This was preceded by a payload fairing separation test
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SAN FRANCISCO – The Quebec government will invest 400 million Canadian dollars ($315.5 million) in Telesat’s Lightspeed low-Earth orbit communications network. MDA will produce the constellation’s phased array antennas. And Thales Alenia Space will manufacture the satellites in Quebec, under a memorandum of understanding announced Feb. 18. “The Lightspeed program will create 600 high-paying STEM
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