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Thu Apr 22, 2021, 05:17 PM

NASA's Mars helicopter makes second flight

Source: Raw Story

By Agence France-Presse
Published April 22, 2021

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NASA successfully carried out a second flight on Mars on Thursday of its mini helicopter Ingenuity, a 52-second sortie that saw it climb to a height of 16 feet (five meters).

"So far, the engineering telemetry we have received and analyzed tell us that the flight met expectations," said Bob Balaram, Ingenuity's chief engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in southern California.

"We have two flights of Mars under our belts, which means that there is still a lot to learn during this month of Ingenuity," Balaram said in a statement.

Read more: https://www.rawstory.com/nasas-mars-helicopter-makes-second-flight/



And the Perseverance Rover as detected oxygen on the planet...........

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BumRushDaShow Apr 22 #1
speak easy Apr 22 #2
BumRushDaShow Apr 22 #3
turbinetree Apr 22 #4
BumRushDaShow Apr 22 #5
turbinetree Apr 22 #6
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question everything Apr 22 #8
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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 06:09 PM

1. I was confused earlier this morning about when that was supposed to happen

but finally got some clarification where the actual maneuvers happened ~5:30 am EDT and the actual image downloads were due back to Earth around ~9:30 am EDT for JPL to analyze.




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NASA JPL
@NASAJPL
Go big or go home! The #MarsHelicopter successfully completed its 2nd flight, capturing this image with its black-and-white navigation camera. It also reached new milestones of a higher altitude, a longer hover and lateral flying.
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9:44 AM ∑ Apr 22, 2021




NASA link - https://www.nasa.gov/feature/jpl/nasa-s-ingenuity-mars-helicopter-logs-second-successful-flight

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 06:44 PM

2. Ma'am I believe that shadow to be from a Martian grasshopper :)

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Response to speak easy (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 06:55 PM

3. These guys

apparently agree!



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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 06:57 PM

4. This is just so cool ....thank you

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Response to turbinetree (Reply #4)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 07:02 PM

5. You're welcome!

I was hoping they had a longer video ready that showed it actually lifting off, hovering, tilting and flying a few feet away from the landing site, and then coming back, hovering, and landing... But I figure all of those video images are pretty huge, and they have to take some time to process the full test footage.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #5)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 07:06 PM

6. Agreed .......

I Love Science and what it can do even if it is over 182 million miles away.......

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Response to turbinetree (Reply #6)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 07:20 PM

7. Well as a sortof related follow-up

there is a SpaceX mission scheduled to lift off tomorrow with some astronauts (launch time aimed at 5:49 am EDT) -




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Four astronauts are set to launch aboard their Crew Dragon Endeavour spacecraft tomorrow morning at 5:49 a.m. ET!
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Be sure to tune in starting at 1:30 a.m. ET on April 23 for live coverage. Letís #LaunchAmerica: https://nasa.gov/nasalive
4:23 PM ∑ Apr 22, 2021




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All systems and weather are looking good for Falcon 9ís launch of Dragon with four astronauts on board. Webcast will go live tomorrow at ~1:30 a.m. EDT → http://spacex.com/launches
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2:34 PM ∑ Apr 22, 2021





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@NASA and @SpaceX now are targeting Friday, April 23 at 5:49 a.m. ET for the launch of the Crew-2 mission to the @Space_Station due to unfavorable weather conditions along the flight path on Thursday.

Learn more: https://go.nasa.gov/3tC8IXO
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7:34 AM ∑ Apr 21, 2021

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 07:57 PM

8. K&R Something to smile about

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Response to question everything (Reply #8)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 06:03 AM

10. Exactly!

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 02:19 AM

9. To clarify: the rover did not detect oxygen

Using the onboard MOXIE device it created O2 from the CO2 in the Martian atmosphere.
More info on MOXIE here: https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/spacecraft/instruments/moxie/

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Response to NullTuples (Reply #9)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 06:05 AM

11. Thanks! I heard a bit about this in the news

Truly remarkable!

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