NASA’s latest Mars rover has the same processor as an iMac from 1998

NASA’s brand-new Perseverance rover is the most advanced machine that’s ever landed on Mars. But when it comes to rovers, “state of the art” is a subjective term. via Technology and News Today https://www.theverge.com/tldr/2021/3/2/22309412/nasa-perseverance-mars-rover-processor-cpu-imac-1998

The Morning After: NASA’s Perseverance begins its search for ancient life on Mars

The Morning After: NASA’s Perseverance begins its search for ancient life on Mars

After launching in July 2020, NASA’s Perseverance touched down on Mars at around 3:55 PM ET yesterday, following a smooth descent to the surface. Perseverance’s engineering cameras shared images from the landing site shortly after touchdown, which you can see here.

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A stowaway helicopter on NASA’s Mars rover will attempt the first flight on another world

A stowaway helicopter on NASA’s Mars rover will attempt the first flight on another world

When NASA’s latest Mars rover, Perseverance, launches this week, the robot will have a tiny stowaway on board: a small box-shaped helicopter.

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NASA wants your miniature science payload designs for Moon rovers

NASA wants your miniature science payload designs for Moon rovers
NASA says it could send tiny rovers to the Moon one day in addition to its water ice-hunting VIPER robot that’s scheduled for launch in 2022. Before the agency can do so, though, it has to develop tiny scientific payloads for its tiny rovers — and it needs your help to make that happen.
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NASA reveals the next company to deliver expedition tech to the Moon

NASA reveals the next company to deliver expedition tech to the Moon
Humankind is one step closer to its next lunar expedition, as NASA has awarded a contract that will see foundational exploratory kit delivered to the surface of the Moon ahead of manned missions in 2024. California’s Masten Space Systems has won the $75.
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NASA hopes for Wednesday Pegasus launch

News6 reports “Monday mission scrubbed due to issue with pump CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – NASA hopes to try again Wednesday morning to launch eight hurricane-monitoring satellites on a rocket dropped high over the Atlantic Ocean. A technical problem with the system that releases Orbital ATK’s Pegasus XL rocket from its carrier aircraft scrubbed Monday’s first […]