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First Moon to Mars Structure Idea Assessment Outcomes
NASA launched outcomes of the company’s first Structure Idea Assessment, an evaluation course of to align our Moon to Mars exploration technique and codify the supporting structure. The structure defines the rockets, spacecraft, spacesuits, operations, and different parts wanted to help human missions to the Moon and Mars. Be taught extra at nasa.gov/moontomarsarchitecture.
Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Completes fiftieth Flight
April 19 marked the two-year anniversary of our Ingenuity helicopter’s first flight on Mars. To this point, it has accomplished 50 flights on the Pink Planet, and reached a brand new altitude report of 59 toes. Ingenuity, a know-how demonstration designed to show powered, managed flight on one other planet was attainable, was anticipated to make not more than 5 flights.
TESS Celebrates Fifth 12 months Scanning Sky for New Worlds
On April 18, our Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite tv for pc, or TESS, celebrated 5 years in area. In that point, TESS has mapped greater than 93% of all the sky, found 329 new planets, and offered new insights into an array of cosmic phenomena, from stellar pulsations and exploding stars to supermassive black holes.
NASA Celebrates Earth Day
On April 20 and 21, we hosted free Earth Day occasions at Union Station in Washington, D.C., with hands-on actions as an example the various methods NASA does Earth science. We additionally hosted a digital Earth Day celebration with interactive on-line content material and assets, together with some accessible in Spanish. For extra about NASA’s Earth Day actions, go to nasa.gov/earth-day-2023.
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