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The rover which is Nasa’s largest ever ‘robotic geologist and astrobiologist’ will conduct several experiments over the next two years to determine whether the Red Planet harboured life.(Illustration/@NASAJPL/Twitter)

Perseverance takes Twitter centrestage with witty replies after Mars landing

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 19, 2021 09:57 AM IST
  • Perseverance’s most touching reply was to California lawmaker and chairman of the US house intelligence committee Adam Schiff.
US President Joe Biden hosts a meeting with labor leaders to discuss coronavirus response legislation and the president's infrastructure plan in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, US.(Reuters)
US President Joe Biden hosts a meeting with labor leaders to discuss coronavirus response legislation and the president's infrastructure plan in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, US.(Reuters)

Joe Biden congratulates Nasa, team for Perseverance's historic landing on Mars

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 19, 2021 09:36 AM IST
Rover Perseverance is the most advanced astrobiology lab ever sent to another world, streaked through the Martian atmosphere.
Dr Mohan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Cornell University(DrSwatiMohan/Twitter Photo )
Dr Mohan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Cornell University(DrSwatiMohan/Twitter Photo )

Meet Dr Swati Mohan, Indian American leading Perseverance Rover Landing on Mars

ANI | , Washington
PUBLISHED ON FEB 19, 2021 06:02 AM IST
Apart from being the lead systems engineer during the development process, Dr Swati Mohan also looks after the team and schedules the mission control staffing for GN&C.
A full-scale model of the Perseverance rover is displayed at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California.(AFP)
A full-scale model of the Perseverance rover is displayed at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California.(AFP)

NASA confirms Perseverance spacecraft entered Mars atmosphere

AFP |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 19, 2021 03:10 AM IST
  • NASA scientists will follow the progress of Perseverance's descent by listening for simple tones from the craft, and from data it relays to the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
The aeroshell containing Nasa’s Perseverance rover guides itself towards the Martian surface as it descends through the atmosphere in this illustration.(Nasa)
The aeroshell containing Nasa’s Perseverance rover guides itself towards the Martian surface as it descends through the atmosphere in this illustration.(Nasa)

Nasa rover prepares for first flight on Red planet Mars

PUBLISHED ON FEB 17, 2021 06:30 AM IST
More than a century after the first powered flight on Earth, NASA intends to prove it's possible to replicate the feat on another world.
Space X's Falcon 9 rocket lifts off from space launch complex 39A at Kennedy Space Centre, Florida. (AFP Photo)
Space X's Falcon 9 rocket lifts off from space launch complex 39A at Kennedy Space Centre, Florida. (AFP Photo)

First private space crew paying $55M each to fly to station on a SpaceX rocket

AP | , Cape Canaveral
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 11:01 PM IST
  • The first crew will spend eight days at the space station, and will take one or two days to get there aboard a SpaceX Dragon capsule following liftoff from Cape Canaveral. Each of these first paying customers intends to perform science research in orbit.
Mike Pence said the chosen astronauts “will carry us back to the moon and beyond.”(Reuters)
Mike Pence said the chosen astronauts “will carry us back to the moon and beyond.”(Reuters)

Mike Pence announces pool of US astronauts for planned moon mission

Washington | By Reuters| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 10, 2020 05:30 AM IST
All of the astronauts to reach the moon thus far have been men. The mission’s target date is 2024, though that is expected to slip.
The ASPIRE mission was launched on Sunday from Wallops Island in US.(Photo: Nasa)
The ASPIRE mission was launched on Sunday from Wallops Island in US.(Photo: Nasa)

Watch: NASA completes test launch of parachute meant for Mars landing

Press Trust of India, Washington | By Press Trust of India, Washington
UPDATED ON APR 02, 2018 12:22 PM IST
The test was meant to mimic the conditions that a spacecraft would experience during Mars entry, descent and landing (EDL).
Looking deep into Mars will let scientists understand how different its crust, mantle and core are from Earth.(NASA via AFP File Photo)
Looking deep into Mars will let scientists understand how different its crust, mantle and core are from Earth.(NASA via AFP File Photo)

NASA to send its first-ever mission to study deep interiors of Mars

IANS, Washington | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 30, 2018 11:15 AM IST
NASA’s Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) -- a stationary lander -- will be dedicated to explore Mars’ deep interior.
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