NASA's Mars Helicopter Ingenuity Achieves Historic First Powered Flight on Another World

Success! The Mars helicopter, Ingenuity, took this photo looking down at its own shadow on the surface after liftoff. This is the first time that powered, controlled flight has been accomplished on another planet. Photo Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

After much anticipation, NASA’s first-ever Mars helicopter, Ingenuity, has successfully completed its first test flight, which took […]

Walker Becomes Third Female ISS Skipper, Expedition 65 Set For Three Commanders

Expedition 65 astronauts Shannon Walker, @Aki_Hoshide & @Thom_astro are set to take turns at commanding @Space_Station over the next few months. […]

Maxar, Busek Conclude End-to-End Testing of SEP System for Lunar Gateway Element

@Maxar & Busek have completed end-to-end hot-fire testing of Solar Electric Propulsion (SEP) systems for @NASA’s Power and Propulsion Element (PPE). […]

Serendipitous Juno Discovery Suggests Zodiacal Light Caused by Dust from Mars

The zodiacal light is seen as a faint glow that extends upwards just before dawn or just after dusk. Scientists thought the dust that causes it came from asteroids or comets, but now new data from the Juno mission suggests the dust originated on Mars. Photo Credit: A. Fitzsimmons/ESO/Wikipedia

A team of scientists with […]

Northrop Grumman Receives Propulsion Contract for Mars Ascent Vehicle (MAV)

As another rover sets to work on Mars, @NorthropGrumman has begun work on a mission that will bring @NASAPersevere’s samples back to Earth. […]

Starliner's OFT-2 Launch Date Under Review, Ahead of Busy April at Space Station

A busy Visiting Vehicle manifest @Space_Station in April has produced another delay for @Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner OFT-2 mission. […]

Cutting Edge: Remembering Columbia's STS-62 Mission, OTD in 1994

OTD in 1994, shuttle Columbia flew an ambitious 14-day mission to prepare for @Space_Station. […]

Riding a Giant Spring: Remembering Apollo 9, OTD in 1969

OTD in 1969, NASA launched one of the unsung heroes in America’s bid to land a man on the Moon. Today @AmericaSpace remembers the many-faced flight of Apollo 9. […]

Dynetics Completes Preliminary Design Review, as NASA Approaches HLS Down-Select

@Dynetics completes Preliminary Design Review (PDR), as NASA prepares to down-select its Human Landing System (HLS) candidates from 3 to 2 later this spring. […]

Watch Stunning New Onboard Video of Perseverance's Incredible Landing on Mars

Perseverance’s touchdown on Mars. Photos: NASA/JPL

Since its successful landing on February 18 in Jezero Crater, mission scientists for the Perseverance rover have been providing updates on the status of the rover, and so far everything seems to continue to go well. Today, NASA held a media briefing to show the amazing video footage […]