China’s Mars craft enters parking orbit before landing rover

China says its Tianwen-1 spacecraft has entered a temporary parking orbit around Mars in anticipation of landing a rover on the red planet in the coming months ByThe Associated Press February 24, 2021, 3:19 AM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article BEIJING — China says its Tianwen-1 spacecraft has entered […]

NASA releases Mars landing video: ‘Stuff of our dreams’

NASA has released the first high-quality video of a spacecraft landing on Mars By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer February 22, 2021, 10:45 PM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA on Monday released the first high-quality video of a spacecraft landing on Mars, a three-minute […]

Bone cancer survivor to join billionaire on SpaceX flight

A bone cancer survivor who’s now a physician assistant will join a billionaire on SpaceX’s first private spaceflight this fall By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer February 22, 2021, 11:01 AM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — After beating bone cancer, Hayley Arceneaux figures rocketing into […]

Space station launch honors ‘Hidden Figures’ mathematician

A space station supply ship has blasted off from Virginia on the 59th anniversary of John Glenn’s historic flight By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer February 20, 2021, 5:38 PM • 2 min read CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A space station supply ship named after the Black NASA mathematician featured in the movie “Hidden Figures” […]

Mars landing team ‘awestruck’ by photo of descending rover

NASA has released the first close-up picture that captures a rover descending to the dusty red surface of Mars By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer February 19, 2021, 8:49 PM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The world got its first close-up look at a Mars […]

NASA rover streaks toward a landing on Mars

A NASA rover is hurtling toward a landing on Mars in the riskiest step yet in an epic quest to bring back rocks that could answer whether life ever existed on the red planet By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer February 18, 2021, 5:57 AM • 4 min read CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A NASA […]

Bosnia village with link to Mars enthralled by rover landing

Bosnian villagers are preparing to gather in front of a video screen in the yard of their community’s only school to watch NASA’s Mars rover attempt a difficult landing Thursday in a crater on the Red Planet named after their small village By ALMIR ALIC Associated Press February 17, 2021, 3:01 PM • 4 min […]

NASA rover attempting most difficult Martian touchdown yet

NASA’s latest road trip to Mars is almost complete By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer February 17, 2021, 4:42 PM • 4 min read CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Spacecraft aiming to land on Mars have skipped past the planet, burned up on entry, smashed into the surface, and made it down amid a fierce dust […]

Bosnia village with link to Mars enthralled by rover landing

Bosnian villagers are preparing to gather in front of a video screen in the yard of their community’s only school to watch NASA’s Mars rover attempt a difficult landing Thursday in a crater on the Red Planet named after their small village By ALMIR ALIC Associated Press February 17, 2021, 3:01 PM • 4 min […]