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 […]

SpaceX Static-Fires Falcon 9 for Crew-2, As Boeing OFT-2 Mission Aims for Aug-Sept Launch

As @SpaceX readies for Thursday launch of Crew-2, @Boeing is targeting Aug-Sept for the second Orbital Flight Test of its CST-100 Starliner. […]

'When You Got Debts': Remembering the Shuttle's Maiden Launch, 40 Years On

OTD in 1981, a new era began with the maiden voyage of the Space Shuttle, STS-1. […]

SpaceX Launches 9x-Flown Booster on Third Starlink Mission in Ten Days

@SpaceX delivers a 3rd batch of Starlink satellites to orbit in only 10 days & logs perfect droneship landing for the first 9x-flown #Falcon9. […]

'Out on Parole': Remembering STS-29, OTD in 1989

OTD in 1989, the astronauts of shuttle Discovery launched, deployed a communications satellite & received a rather unexpected wakeup call. […]

The Sun Kept Rising: Remembering Columbia's Unflown Mission, 35 Years On

OTD in 1986, shuttle Columbia might have launched into the night on a mission to survey Halley’s Comet. Tragically, the loss of Challenger a few weeks earlier changed all that. […]

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. […]

SpaceX Launches Starlink-17, Lands Now 8x-Flown Rocket

@SpaceX returns to flight with twice-Static Fired B1049, the 2nd #Falcon9 to launch 8 times. […]

'Good to Be Here': Remembering Discovery's Final Launch, 10 Years On

10 years ago today, “the ship which led the way time and time again” was launched into space for the final time. Her name: Discovery. […]

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 […]