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Today’s Deep Space Extra

6 Apr 2021, 13:33 UTC
Today’s Deep Space Extra
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In Today’s Deep Space Extra… The Ingenuity helicopter survives first night alone on Mars, marking a new milestone ahead of flight. The Orion spacecraft undergoes a series of impact tests with a crew module configuration based on final design.

Human Space Exploration
Nanoracks Bishop Airlock connects to International Space Station Wi-Fi®Coalition Member in the News – NanoracksThe Beacon (4/5): The Nanoracks-built Bishop Airlock is the first-ever commercially operated airlock on the International Space Station (ISS). The airlock expands commercial services offered on the ISS by introducing a new way to build and launch satellites, as well as a new way to robotically move large payloads and equipment. To perform these functions, Bishop uploads a significant amount of Wi-Fi traffic when detached from the ISS. When attached, it enhances the ISS’s exterior Wi-Fi infrastructure.

Space Science
JPL’s 4-pound Mars helicopter survives first night alone on planet. Next milestone: taking flightPress-Telegram (4/5): The Ingenuity helicopter is now sitting on the surface of Mars, and it just survived its first freezing Martian night unsheltered by the Perseverance rover that carried it to the Red Planet. If all goes according to plan, the helicopter could make its historic first flight ...

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