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Archive for February 25th, 2021

NASA’s Perseverance rover on Mars is carrying an adorable ‘family portrait’ of Martian rovers

February 25th, 2021 by

NASA’s Perseverance rover has brought the “family portrait” bumper sticker fad to a whole new world.

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Watch live now: NASA tours the Perseverance rover’s landing site on Mars

February 25th, 2021 by

The camera team behind the first HD panorama that NASA’s Perseverance rover snapped on the surface of Mars will discuss the new imagery in a live Q&A on Thursday (Feb. 25) at 4 p.m. EST (2100 GMT).

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Here’s what we know about planetary protection on China’s Tianwen-1 Mars mission

February 25th, 2021 by

In anticipation of China’s first Mars landing attempt, scientists are wondering whether the Tianwen-1 rover may carry Earthly contamination with it to the surface.

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NASA’s Parker Solar Probe captures stunning Venus photo during close flyby

February 25th, 2021 by

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe nailed its fourth swing past Venus on Feb. 20, and mission scientists celebrated by releasing a stunning image captured during a similar maneuver in July.

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Company plans to start building private Voyager space station with artificial gravity in 2025

February 25th, 2021 by

Orbital Assembly Corp. recently unveiled new details about its ambitious Voyager Station, which is projected to be the first commercial space station operating with artificial gravity.

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On This Day in Space! Feb. 25, 1982: Western Union launches Westar 4 communications satellite

February 25th, 2021 by

On Feb. 25, 1982, the Western Union company launched a communication satellite called Westar 4. See how it happened in our “On This Day In Space” series!

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