#SpaceExploration

11 hours ago.Washington D.C., DC, USA
NASA's Perseverance rover landed on Mars on February 18. (Photo credit: Twitter/@NASA)

  • The technology demonstration took place on April 20
  • The process produces carbon monoxide as a byproduct
  • NASA's Perseverance rover has also directly recorded the sounds of Mars for the first time

2 days ago.Merritt Island, FL, USA
All the astronauts involved in the mission have flown to space previously. (Photo Credit: Twitter/ @NASA)

  • SpaceX is preparing to carry four astronauts to International Space Station on Thursday
  • Liftoff is planned for 6:11 AM ET on April 22, from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida
  • The mission is called Crew-2 and involves two American astronauts and two astronauts from Europe and Japan

3 days ago.California City, CA, USA
Ingenuity helicopter is healthy and will fly early morning on Monday at 3:30AM ET. (Photo Credit: Twitter/ @NASAJPL)

  • Ingenuity helicopter will attempt the first powered and controlled flight on Mars
  • There was a software problem, because of which initial schedule of April 11 was postponed
  • NASA hopes that Ingenuity will help future flyers that wish to revolutionize our exploration of celestial bodies

5 days ago.Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan
Two Russian cosmonauts and a NASA astronaut touched down Saturday in Kazakhstan. (Photo Credit: Representational Image/Pixabay)

  • Astronauts Sergei Ryzhikov, Sergei Kud-Sverchkov and Kate Rubins landed near Zhezkazgan at 0455 GMT
  • They came back to Earth after a six-month mission on the International Space Station
  • Continuously occupied for more than 20 years, the ISS is expected to be retired before the end of the decade

14 April
It opens up avenues to explore more such gamma-ray emitting galaxies. (Representative image/Pixabay)

  • This galaxy is called the Narrow-Line Seyfert 1 (NLS1) galaxy
  • Scientists from ARIES, a DST institute, studied around 25,000 luminous Active galactic nuclei
  • They identified it as a gamma-ray emitting NLS1 galaxy, which is a rare entity in space

11 April.Houston, TX, USA
NASA noted the copter is "safe and healthy" and had sent information back to Earth. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@NASA)

  • Possible tech issue emerged while testing its rotors
  • A high-speed test ended earlier than expected due to an alert of a potential issue
  • The plan was to have Ingenuity fly for 30 seconds to take a picture of the Perseverance 

8 April.Washington D.C., DC, USA
The renowned Australian singer Sia has collaborated with NASA for her new music video “Floating Through Space”. (photo credit: YouTube Screengrab/ Sia)

  • Sia's music video celebrates the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter, which landed on the Red Planet on February 18 
  • Released on April 7 on Sia’s official youtube channel, the song gives a closer look at the helicopter
  • “Floating through Space” was also featured in Sia’s directorial debut Music

7 April.Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
SpaceX aims to provide high-speed internet across the world through a 'constellation' of Starlink satellites. (Photo credit: Twitter/@SpaceX)

  • SpaceX on Wednesday launched a fleet of 60 Starlink satellites
  • It was the 10th mission of the year 2021 and the company's 24th overall for the internet service
  • SpaceX has so far launched over 1,300 Starlink satellites, out of an initially planned constellation of 1,440

7 April.Washington D.C., DC, USA
NASA had shared an image from Mars on Twitter. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@NASAPersevere)

  • The initial picture was of the touchdown of the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter
  • A rainbow-like structure was captured in the backgroud
  • Many social media users speculated it to be a 'dustbow' or an 'icebow'

7 April.Moscow, Russia
Russia is celebrating the 60th anniversary of Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin becoming the first man in space. (Photo Credit: Twitter/ @mission_russian)

  • Russia boasts a rich history of scientific invention across a wide variety of fields
  • It launched the first artificial satellite on October 4, 1957
  • Russia invented the tile-matching video game Tetris in 1984