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‘A Wright Brothers moment’: First aircraft flown on surface of Mars takes flight

NASA successfully completed the first aircraft flight on a foreign planet on Monday, when its remotely operated helicopter, Ingenuity, took to Martian skies for nearly 40 seconds. Ingenuity is a solar-powered rotorcraft vehicle that boasts twin propellers, a metallic body, four legs, and weighs just under two kilograms. It was sent aboard NASA’s Perseverance Mars

NASA reveals plans for an all-electric, zero emissions aircraft
Future of Aviation

Joining in a growing trend, NASA recently revealed its plans for a zero-emissions, all-electric aircraft – the X-57. After all, it is the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Aviation and aeronautics is as much a part of its mission as space travel. This visualiszation is generated from a supercomputer simulation of the X-57 “Maxwell” electric

NASA helicopter order an Airbus first

US space agency the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has ordered three new H135 helicopters to support its current space programs. The aircraft will be used for security during rocket launches, emergency medical services and qualified personnel transport. The order marks the first-ever partnership between NASA and Airbus Helicopters. Operating from Kennedy Space Center,

Remembering the Apollo 11 moon landing 50 years on
Editor's Picks

To mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, Denise McNabb writes about listening to that historic moment in a New Zealand school classroom .


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