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Today’s Deep Space Extra

23 Feb 2021, 13:20 UTC
Today’s Deep Space Extra
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In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA’s Space Launch System second hot fire test attempt has been postponed. The Perseverance rover shares the sights of its arrival at Jezero Crater last Thursday.

Human Space Exploration
NASA postpones second SLS Green Run test
Coalition Member in the News – Boeing
SpaceNews.com (2/21): NASA had planned to make a second attempt at hot firing the Space Launch System’s (SLS) core stage as part of the Green Run series this coming Thursday, February 25. Monday afternoon, however, the agency announced the test would be postponed because of a valve problem discovered over the weekend.

Space Science

Humans had never seen a spacecraft land on another planet until now
Ars Technica (2/22): NASA on Monday presented new high resolution imagery of the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover as it descended to the surface of the Jezero Crater last Thursday. The presentation also included a 60-second sound clip from the surface of Mars recorded with a microphone attached to the rover on Saturday, a first.
The Mars helicopter is online and getting ready to fly
Universetoday.com (2/22): Now that NASA’s Perseverance rover is safely on Mars and its Ingenuity small helicopter has checked ...

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