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Archive for February 17th, 2021

How Mars became the prize for a new space race — and why China is hellbent on winning it

February 17th, 2021 by

Looking at its achievements over the past decade, nobody would doubt China is aiming to win the new space race, this one aimed at Mars.

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When the ‘Mars’ mission commander breaks new ground — Commander’s Report: sol 6

February 17th, 2021 by

Valoria 2’s mission commander has been stuck in a vicious loop of analog space missions at HI-SEAS until now. Repetition and endless patience were on the daily menu for her during each mission.

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National Geographic’s ‘Built for Mars’ will let you tag along with NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover landing

February 17th, 2021 by

A new National Geographic documentary will let you share in the excitement of NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover landing on the Red Planet Thursday.

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The sounds of Mars: NASA’s Perseverance rover will put ears on the Red Planet for the 1st time

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NASA’s Mars 2020 rover Perseverance is equipped with two microphones, which will allow humanity to hear the sounds of the Red Planet for the first time.

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5 weird things NASA’s Perseverance rover is bringing to Mars

February 17th, 2021 by

When NASA’s Perseverance rover lands on Mars on Feb. 18, it will be bringing five “extras,” from a message to future explorers on Mars to a slice of Martian meteorite.

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Iran launches new rocket on suborbital test flight: report

February 17th, 2021 by

Iran recently test-launched a new rocket, according to the country’s state television on Monday (Feb. 8) and news reports.

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