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NASA's Mars 2020 Rover Is Put to the Test

In a little more than seven minutes in the early afternoon of Feb. 18, 2021, NASAs Mars 2020 rover will execute about 27,000 actions and calculations as it speeds through the hazardous transition from the edge of space to Mars Jezero Crater.

SOP newswireU.S. Remains Committed to Peaceful Uses of Space, Official Says By Jacquelyn S. Porth - Washington -- The United States does not have any weapons in space, a State Department arms control official says, nor does it have plans to build any.
SOP newswireHow to Bake a Galaxy - Start with lots and lots of dark matter, then stir in gas. Let the mixture sit for a while, and a galaxy should rise up out of the batter.
SOP newswireA United Nations Flag That Accompanied China's First Manned Space Flight - A United Nations flag that accompanied China"s first manned space flight was today formally installed at the UN space exhibit in Vienna, as a symbol of the international goal of fostering purely peaceful activities in regions outside the earth"s atmosphere.
SOP newswireNASA Missions Help Dissect Sea Level Rise by Rosemary Sullivant - Sea level isn't, well, level. Nor is the rate by which sea level has been rising over the past few decades, but the trend is clearly up. Global sea level has risen an average of three millimeters (.1 inch) per year since 1993. Rising seas have the potential to affect billions of people around the globe, not just those living near coastlines. With the ocean soaking up more heat from a warming planet and glaciers melting at a record-breaking pace, is there any way
SOP newswirePossible Meteorite in 'Columbia Hills' on Mars - The rock in the center foreground of this picture is suspected of being an iron meteorite. The panoramic camera on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit took this image during the rover's 809th Martian day (April 12, 2006). The foreground rock, informally named
SOP newswireSpitzer Helps Solve Mystery of Space Dust - When the universe was only 700 million years old, some of its galaxies were already filled with lots of dust. But where did all of this dust come from? Astronomers using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope think they may have found the source in type II supernovae, the violent explosions of the universe'
SOP newswireFirst Images From NASA'S Cloudsat Have Scientists Sky-High - The first images from NASA's new CloudSat satellite are already revealing never-before-seen 3-D details about clouds.
SOP newswireA Celestrial Roll Over - Saturn's moon Enceladus - an active, icy world with an unusually warm south pole – may have performed an unusual trick for a planetary body. New research shows Enceladus rolled over, literally, explaining why the moon's hottest spot is at the south pole.
SOP newswireCassini Spacecraft Snaps Titan and Saturn's Rings - Saturn's largest moon, Titan, peaks out from under the planet's rings of ice.
SOP newswireNASA Instrument Provides New Data on Floods and Droughts - Large hurricanes, such as Katrina and Rita, carry massive amounts of moisture deep inland, well beyond the coast where they come ashore. Weather radar shows rain in the atmosphere but not where it has fallen on the surface. While rain gauges measure how much rain has fallen in specific locations, their coverage is limited.
Judyth Piazza CEO (Editor)(Cape Canaveral FL.) Robonaut Looks to the Stars and Beyond - There was great dismay in the astronomy community as well as amongst space enthusiast, in general, when NASA announced earlier this year that the agency would be forced to let the Hubble space telescope die due to old age, sometime around 2007.
SOP newswire1.6 Billion People Who Presently Lack Access To Electricity - The United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development today in New York concluded a two-week review of ways to help the 1.6 billion people who presently lack access to electricity, including through the development of new technologies, market incentives and cooperation among developing countries.
SOP newswireRobot Might Hitchhike to Space - Lemurs, those wide-eyed, active, monkey-like animals running around the island in the movie
SOP newswireTelescope Sees Trail of Comet Crumbs - NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has snapped a picture of the bits and pieces making up Comet 73P/Schwassman-Wachmann 3, which is continuing to break apart on its periodic journey around the sun. The new infrared view shows several chunks of the comet riding along its own dusty trail of crumbs.
SOP newswireJPL Open House: An Invitation to Explore New Worlds - NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., invites the public to "Explore New Worlds" without leaving Southern California.
SOP newswireNASA and Partners Release New Movies Of Titan - New views of the most distant touchdown ever made by a spacecraft are being released today by NASA, the European Space Agency and the University of Arizona. The movies show the dramatic descent of the Huygens probe to the surface of Saturn's moon Titan on Jan. 14, 2005
SOP newswireNASA Launches Satellites for Weather, Climate, Air Quality Studies - Two NASA satellites were launched Friday from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., on missions to reveal the inner secrets of clouds and aerosols, tiny particles suspended in the air.
Judyth Piazza CEO (Editor)Cholene Espinoza Discusses Her Success with Judyth Piazza - Cholene was the second woman to fly the U-2 out of three total in Air Force history. Cholene has logged over 200 hours of combat over Iraq and Bosnia and was awarded the Air Medal and Aerial Achievement medals for her service.
SOP newswireNew Launch Date for CALIPSO - The launch of NASA's CloudSat and CALIPSO mission has been rescheduled until Tuesday morning after a refueling aircraft for the radar tracking plane was unavailable Sunday morning. Liftoff is scheduled for 6:02 a.m. EDT from Space Launch Complex 2.
SOP newswire CALIPSO Launch Scrubbed - Today's attempt to launch the CALIPSO and CloudSat satellites was scrubbed at T-48 seconds due to loss of the primary and backup phone communications between the Mission Director Center at Vandenberg
SOP newswireNASA Mars Rovers Head for New Sites After Studying Layers - NASA's Mars rover Spirit has reached a safe site for the Martian winter, while its twin, Opportunity, is making fast progress toward a destination of its own.
SOP newswireNASA's Mars Reconnaissance Craft Begins Adjusting Orbit - NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter yesterday began a crucial six-month campaign to gradually shrink its orbit into the best geometry for the mission's science work.
Rich James (Marketing)Spitzer Reveals Stellar Smoke - Where there's smoke, there's fire - even in outer space. A new infrared image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows a burning hot galaxy
R.J. SmithMars Explorer In Perfect Orbit - Somewhere deep in the cold vacuum of space last week, a small man-made object settled into a perfect orbit around our nearest celestial
Jennifer GibsonFor increased gas mileage, perhaps try nail polish remover - Some people say adding acetone to gasoline can drastically increase gas mileage. Some people say that's a myth. Who's right?
Leon (Producer) LeonPotential Liquid Water on Enceladus - NASA's Cassini spacecraft may have found evidence of liquid water reservoirs that erupt in Yellowstone-like geysers on
Leon (Producer) LeonLandsat Earth-Imaging Satellite Back in Business (USDS) - Washington -- The Landsat 5 Earth observation satellite is back in operation after imaging operations temporarily
Saly Alhady(Cairo Egypt) - Andromeda: M31- Secret Of The Sky - Most of us don't know much about galaxies, and some of us don't care to know except for brief information here and there about our Milky Way Galaxy...
Sean StubblefieldWarp Speed, Now! - A new theory in quantum physics recently announced proposes the potential development of a hyperdrive engine that, theoretically, would propel a vessel into and through a hyperspace dimension to achieve a mode of faster than light travel.
Judyth Piazza CEO (Editor)Plane Touches Down Near Sebastian Inlet - Vero Beach, FL - A single engine piper pacer 125 was forced to land on AIA, just south of the Sebastian Inlet.
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