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Today’s Deep Space Extra

20 Apr 2021, 13:32 UTC
Today’s Deep Space Extra
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In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Ingenuity’s success could enable future flying vehicles on Mars. United Launch Alliance selected as a launch partner for Amazon’s Project Kuiper.

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NASA releases ‘hi-res’ video of Ingenuity helicopter making historic flight on MarsUSA Today (4/19): The site for the Mars Ingenuity helicopter’s first flight on Mars has been named for Wright Brothers Field in honor of Orville and Wilbur Wright, the brothers who introduced air flight here on Earth on December 17, 1903. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) presented NASA and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with official ICAO designator IGY, call-sign INGENUITY. These details will be included in the next edition of ICAO’s Designators for Aircraft Operating Agencies, Aeronautical Authorities and Services. High resolution data of Ingenuity’s brief and successful flight has been transmitted back to Earth following the landing.
Ingenuity success opens door for future Mars helicopter missionsSpaceNews.com (4/20): Ingenuity’s successful 39-second flight yesterday was all about proving that it is possible to fly on Mars, according to Håvard Grip, chief pilot for Ingenuity at JPL. Just like the Sojourner rover paved the way for sending rovers to Mars, Ingenuity’s flight demonstration could open the door to using ...

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