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INGENUITY GETS READY TO FLY AND A NEW ORION RE-ENTRY TECHNIQUE

8 Apr 2021, 22:13 UTC
INGENUITY GETS READY TO FLY AND A NEW ORION RE-ENTRY TECHNIQUE
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Hey Space Placers!NASA’s Ingenuity Mars helicopter is seen in a close-up taken by Mastcam-Z, a pair of zoomable cameras aboard the Perseverance rover. This image was taken on April 5, 2021, the 45th Martian day, or sol, of the mission.Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASUIngenuity unfolded its blades today on Mars in preparation for its inaugural flight planned for Sunday.As stated by NASA, "If the helicopter flies on April 11, as expected, the NASA TV livestream will start at 3:30 a.m. EDT (12:30 a.m. PDT) Monday, April 12.Stay tuned.NASA has announced today (4/8/21) that its new crewed spacecraft, Orion, will use a new atmospheric re-entry technique for the Artemis-1 mission. The spacecraft will skip off the atmosphere and re-enter again which will allow for much more precise re-entry landing in the ocean.Dare mighty things....Sky Guy in VA

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