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NASA's Ingenuity Mars helicopter made history again today by flying horizontally for the first time. At 5:33 am EDT, the tissue-box-sized rotorcraft lifted off from what's been dubbed "Wright Brother's Field" on the Red Planet and flew for 51.9 seconds before descending safely to the ground.Continue ReadingCategory: Space, ScienceTags: NASA, Mars, Mars 2020, Helicopters
NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter captured this shot as it hovered over the Martian surface on April 19, 2021, during the first instance of powered, controlled flight on another planet. It used its navigation camera, which autonomously tracks the ground during flight. Credits: NASA/JPL-CaltechNASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter, which hitched a ride on the bottom side of the Perserverance rover, has
NASA has made history today, conducting the very first powered flight on another planet. The Mars Helicopter Ingenuity successfully took to the Red Planet skies for a brief jaunt, which will hopefully be the first of several.Continue ReadingCategory: Space, ScienceTags: NASA, Mars, perseverance, Rover, Helicopter, Flight
Blue Origin came a step closer to crewed flights today as ground personnel stood in for astronauts during the 15th New Shepard suborbital space mission. Before the NS-15 mission lifted off, the "astronauts" carried out preflight capsule procedures and then re-entered after the flight to rehearse post-flight procedures.Continue ReadingCategory: Space, ScienceTags: Blue Origin, New Shepard, Test Fl
Like a high-tech Russian nesting doll, a prototype US Air Force Kratos XQ-58A Valkyrie combat drone being developed by the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) dropped a smaller drone from its weapons bay during flight.Continue ReadingCategory: Military, TechnologyTags: US Air Force, drones, Test Flights
NASA says it plans for its Ingenuity Mars helicopter to make its first flight on the Red Planet on April 8 or later, depending on weather conditions and preflight tests. If successful, it will be will the first powered, controlled flight on another planet.Continue ReadingCategory: Space, ScienceTags: NASA, Mars 2020, Mars, Helicopters, drones
NASA has announced that it is preparing to launch its Ingenuity Mars Helicopter no earlier than April 8. Ingenuity's maiden flight will mark the first attempt at a powered, controlled flight of an aircraft on another planet. Before Ingenuity can lift off, the team must meet numerous challenging milestones.The Mars Perseverance Rover landed on Mars on February 18. Since then, the rover has been se
Dassault's Falcon 6X widebody business jet has made its first flight. With test pilots Bruno Ferry and Fabrice Valette at the controls, the two and a half hour flight in the skies over Dassault Aviation’s Mérignac plant near Bordeaux on March 10 saw the 6X s/n 01 aircraft reach an altitude of 40,000 feet (12,000 m) and a speed of Mach 0.8 (609 mph, 980 km/h).Continue ReadingCategory: Aircraft, Tr
In this 2019 GDC talk, BioWare's David Hoang and Daniel Nordlander the process of creating some of the unique traversal system of Anthem. ...
Boeing's Loyal Wingman combat drone has completed its first flight in the skies over the Woomera Range Complex in Australia. The successful flight was followed by the announcement that the Australian government has ordered three more prototype aircraft.Continue ReadingCategory: Aircraft, TransportTags: Boeing, RAAF, UAV is a social bookmarking place where you can share, find & discuss the best news around on most topics. We focus on hi-tech reviews, gadgets and geekery but we like almost anything that's awesome, appealing and thought-provoking! er6i9ds5mz

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