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Perseverance Mars Rover Pre-Landing News Conference
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Perseverance Mars Rover Pre-Landing News Conference

Perseverance Mars Rover Pre-Landing News Conference After nearly 300 million miles, our Perseverance rover completes its journey to Mars on Feb. 18, 2021. To reach the surface of the Red Planet, it has to survive the harrowing final phase known as Entry, Descent, and Landing. On Jan. 27 at 4:30 p.m. EST, find out more about the upcoming landing from the scientists and engineers on the team:  Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator, Science Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters Lori Glaze, director, Planetary Science Division, NASA Headquarters Matt Wallace, Mars 2020 deputy project manager, JPL Allen Chen, Mars 2020 entry, descent, and landing lead, JPL Ken Farley, Mars 2020 project scientist, Caltech Briony Horgan, Mars 2020 science team member, Purdue Univer...
First Movement of Robonaut 2 on ISS
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First Movement of Robonaut 2 on ISS

First Movement of Robonaut 2 on ISS The first movement of Robonaut 2 on the International Space Station during one of the initial checkout tests with Astronaut Mike Fossum. Recorded on October 13th, 2011.
Curious about how NASA will land the next mission to the Red…
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Curious about how NASA will land the next mission to the Red…

Curious about how NASA will land the next mission to the Red...Simulating alien worlds, designing spacecraft with origami and using tiny fossils to understand the lives of ancient organisms are all in a day’s work for interns at NASA.Here’s how interns are taking our missions and science farther.1. Connecting Satellites in SpaceBecca Foust looks as if she’s literally in space – or, at least, on a sci-fi movie set. She’s surrounded by black, except for the brilliant white comet model suspended behind her. Beneath the socks she donned just for this purpose, the black floor reflects the scene like perfectly still water across a lake as she describes what happens here: “We have five spacecraft simulators that ‘fly’ in a specially designed flat-floor facility,” she says. “The spacecraft simulat...