We’ll have to wait a little bit longer before the first powered, controlled flight occurs on another planet. NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter, originally scheduled to fly on Mars Sunday, is now set to take off no earlier than April 14, according to the agency. The helicopter returned data to mission teams on Earth late Friday evening…MORE
Prince Charles, the heir to the British throne, paid tribute to his late father Prince Philip on Saturday in a pre-recorded statement. “My dear Papa was a very special person who I think above all else would have been amazed by the reaction and the touching things that have been said about him, and from…MORE
Coming soon: Watch out for the upcoming launch of Wonder Theory, the first-ever CNN space and science newsletter. Subscribe here and be among the first to receive the week’s most fascinating stories, delivered straight to your inbox every Saturday morning. Welcome to Wonder Theory, your weekly space and science digest. In a matter of days,…MORE
The Artemis program will land the first person of color on the moon, according to NASA. The new goal for the program, which seeks to land the first woman and the next man on at the lunar south pole by 2024, comes from the Biden-Harris administration. The administration submitted US President Joe Biden’s priorities for…MORE
The Ingenuity helicopter is preparing for its historic flight on Mars this weekend. The first powered, controlled flight on another planet will take place Sunday at 12:30 p.m. local Mars solar time, or about 10:54 p.m. ET. Unlike when the helicopter’s fellow traveler, the Perseverance rover, landed on Mars on February 18, we won’t be…MORE
The International Space Station is the place to be in April. Multiple arrivals and departures this month make the floating laboratory seem more like a hotel. Russian space agency Roscosmos cosmonauts Oleg Novitskiy and Pyotr Dubrov and NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei successfully launched to the space station from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on…MORE
More than a third of the Antarctic ice shelf risks collapsing into the sea if global temperatures reach 4 degrees Celsius (7.2 degrees Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial levels as climate change warms the world, a new study from the UK’s University of Reading has warned. In a forecasting study, scientists found that 34% of the area…MORE
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