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Last week was so busy with what was happening on Earth, there was hardly time to talk about what happened in space. To start the week, NASA launched a helicopter (named Ingenuity) on Mars — it did not just roll like the Perserverence rover — it flew and that was an amazing first that would have been groundbreaking on its own. By the middle of the week, NASA had another first when it extracted oxygen on Mars — making the notion of humans living there more than just a sci-fi story. And then at the end of the week, a little “closer” to home, they pulled off the triple play — and successfully launched the SpaceX Dragon and delivered a new crew to the International Space Station. All in one week. It’s exhausting just thinking about it. Yesterday, btw, Ingenuity took pictures of Perserverence from the air (so cute). More proof that the sky is the limit when America leads with science and innovation!
By Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer While going to space has been one big step for mankind, it could also be one big step backward for the environment. Tesla’s SpaceX Starship launched earlier this year, which triggered a fireball to explode on the launchpad. This explosion shot debris across the Boca Chica tract of the […]
“Arguably, the light bulb is the most transformative invention humans have introduced to this planet. But if light bulbs have a dark side, it’s that they have stolen the night.” Nadia Drake, a contributing writer for national geographic, says that losing our connection to the night sky is one of the world’s great tragedies. But now, […]
In the span of two weeks, two of the world’s richest men blasted off to suborbital space with the intended goal of promoting commercial spaceflight. This past week, Amazon founder and billionaire Jeff Bezos took his trip on Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket. This prompted questions about the environmental impact of private space travel. The […]
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