One Space Thing: NASA’s Big Week

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!

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