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NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Succeeds in Historic First Flight
Today, NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter became the first aircraft in history to make a powered, controlled flight on another planet. «Ingenuity is the latest in a long and storied tradition of NASA projects achieving a space exploration goal once thought impossible,» said acting NASA Administrator Steve Jurczyk. « We... Read more
NASA’s InSight Mars lander is going into emergency hibernation. If it can’t save its batteries, it could die.
NASA’s $800 million Mars lander is in an energy crisis. InSight, which landed in a Martian plain called Elysium Planitia in 2018, has detected more than 500 Mars quakes, felt more than 10,000 dust devils pass by, and started to measure the planet’s core. But over the past few... Read more
NASA delays Mars copter flight for tech check
NASA has delayed by at least several days the first flight of its mini-helicopter on Mars after a possible tech issue emerged while testing its rotors, the US space agency said Saturday. Ingenuity’s trip, which is to be the first-ever powered, controlled flight on another planet, was set for... Read more


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Nadia Maarouf and Simone Paternostro are two members of the crew of our mission SMOPS: Read more
The Golden Box That Could Create Oxygen on Mars
Humanity’s future on Mars may depend on a golden box about the size of a car battery. On February 18, NASA’s Perseverance rover landed on Mars with this box, called MOXIE, nestled in its belly. MOXIE was designed to convert carbon dioxide into oxygen on Mars, and NASA plans... Read more
Mars To Earth AWARD
It has been a difficult choice: The winner projects of the Mars To Earth AWARD 3rd Edition are: 1)Mars habitat, 2)Mars Facade system, 3)Demeter. The Award of Excellence will be delivered to the winners by an innovative certification system linked to the Blockchain. Read more
NASA Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Prepares for First Flight
NASA is targeting no earlier than April 8 for the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter to make the first attempt at powered, controlled flight of an aircraft on another planet. Ingenuity remains attached to the belly of NASA’s Perseverance rover, which touched down on Mars Feb. On March 21, the rover deployed the guitar case-shaped graphite... Read more
We introduce you to two members of our mission SMOPS ( at MDRS: Paolo Guardabasso and Benjamin Pothier. Read more
Third number of The Mars Planet Report
The third number of our Mars Planet Report (in Italian only) is on line. You can download directly from our website: Read more
Perseverance registra l’audio del pianeta rosso e lo invia alla Terra
Due “campioni” audio, uno col rumore del rover e uno filtrato, ascoltabili in sequenza, che arrivano sulla Terra grazie ai microfoni di Perseverance, che hanno registrato l’audio del pianeta rosso: è la prima volta. Credit Read more