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September 7, 2021

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Space.com

Perseverance rover seals up 1st Mars sample for future return to Earth

The car-sized rover sealed a titanium tube containing a drilled-out core of a Red Planet rock on Monday (Sept. 6), marking a big milestone for its ambitious …

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Space.com

Mars helicopter Ingenuity flies low and slow on lucky flight 13

The 4-pound (1.8 kilograms) chopper has flown much longer and farther than mission team members originally expected, now with 13 flights under its belt when it …

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Space.com

Firefly Aerospace traces rocket launch failure to premature engine shutdown

Texas-based Firefly conducted its first-ever orbital test flight on Thursday (Sept. 2), sending its 95-foot-tall (29 meters) Alpha rocket skyward from …

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Space.com

SpaceX’s Inspiration4 private all-civilian orbital mission: Live updates

The first all-civilian mission to orbit Earth on a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft is scheduled to launch on Sept. 15, and you can follow all the action live …

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The Weather Channel

Perseverance Emerges Victorious: NASA’s Rover Collects the First-Ever Rock Sample From Mars

The target was a briefcase-sized rock nicknamed “Rochette” from a ridgeline that is half a mile (900 meters) long. (NASA/JPL-Caltech).

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CNET

‘A historic moment’: NASA Perseverance rover collects first ever Mars rock sample

But the team, ever the diligent scientists, wanted to be “extra certain” that was the case. To be sure, the rover would need to take a few photographs of the …

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ScienceBlog.com

Making catalytic surfaces more active to help decarbonize fuels and chemicals

Electrochemical reactions that are accelerated using catalysts lie at the heart of many processes for making and using fuels, chemicals, …

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News18

NASA Helicopter Has Been Zipping About On Mars, Paving The Way For Drone Exploration

GEOFF BRUMFIEL, BYLINE: The helicopter was carried to Mars on the much-larger Perseverence rover. So far, the rover’s rolled a little over a mile, but the …

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USA TODAY

‘Historic moment:’ Perseverance rover collects first Mars rock sample

“For all of NASA science, this is truly a historic moment.” The sample rock is now enclosed in an airtight titanium sample tube, making it available for …

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CNET

Space station astronaut captures breathtaking view of the edge of the Earth

It’s a busy time up on the station, with the third SpaceX Crew-3 mission expected to launch on Halloween and begin ISS Expedition 66. Pesquet will take over as …

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