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NASA may attempt 1st Mars helicopter flight on Monday

April 17th, 2021 by

The first helicopter on Mars is once again ready to attempt an historic flight on another world.

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SpaceX test-fires rocket ahead of Crew-2 astronaut launch for NASA

April 17th, 2021 by

SpaceX has fired up the rocket that will ferry its next crew of astronauts to the International Space Station next week.

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NASA’s Mars helicopter Ingenuity aces troublesome spin test

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NASA’s experimental Mars helicopter Ingenuity nailed a crucial spin test after the first try ended abruptly, delaying the chopper’s groundbreaking flight attempt.

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Watch live Monday: The science riding on SpaceX’s Crew-2 mission

April 17th, 2021 by

The Crew-2 astronauts will take questions from the media during a live event at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Saturday (April 17) at 9:45 a.m. EDT (1345 GMT). Watch It live!

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On This Day in Space! April 17, 1970: Apollo 13 returns home from aborted moon mission

April 17th, 2021 by

On April 17, 1970, Apollo 13 returned to Earth after narrowly avoiding a deadly disaster in space. See how it happened in our “On This Day In Space” series!

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SpaceX’s Crew-2 mission to the International Space Station in photos

April 17th, 2021 by

SpaceX’s Crew-2 mission will launch to the International Space Station on April 22. See photos of the crewmembers and their preparations for launch.

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