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The Mars rover landing was the happy moment we all needed

The Mars rover landing was the happy moment we all needed

We needed this moment. It’s a sentiment that’s continued to echo since the world watched NASA land the Perseverance rover on Mars Thursday. Tense anticipation gave way to immense relief at the words of Swati Mohan, Guidance, Navigation and Controls Operations Lead for the Perseverance mission. “Touchdown confirmed. Perseverance is safely on the surface of…MORE

The face of the Perseverance landing was an Indian American woman

The face of the Perseverance landing was an Indian American woman

It was Swati Mohan who first delivered the news to earthlings that NASA’s Perseverance rover had successfully landed on Mars. “Touchdown confirmed,” she announced to roaring applause from mission control at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. “Perseverance safely on the surface of Mars, ready to begin seeking the signs of past life.” You…MORE

Must-watch videos of the week

Must-watch videos of the week

A Trump tower goes down, Ashley Judd has a horrific accident, and sea turtles are in dire need of a rescue. These are the must-watch videos of the week. See it fall Donald Trump opened the Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City in 1984. It stayed open until 2014 and was recently demolished,…MORE

More than 130 countries don’t have a single Covid-19 vaccine, while 10 countries have already dispersed 75% of all vaccines, the UN says

More than 130 countries don’t have a single Covid-19 vaccine, while 10 countries have already dispersed 75% of all vaccines, the UN says

Just 10 countries have administered 75% of the world’s available Covid-19 vaccine supply, while more than 130 countries haven’t even received their first doses, according to United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres. It’s unfair, Guterres said, that so few countries should control the bulk of the world’s vaccine supplies. To address that inequity, the secretary-general proposed…MORE

Perseverance rover has successfully landed on Mars and sent back its first images

Perseverance rover has successfully landed on Mars and sent back its first images

The NASA Perseverance rover safely landed on Mars after its 292.5 million-mile journey from Earth, the agency confirmed at 3:55 p.m. ET Thursday. The rover landed itself flawlessly, according to the mission’s team. “Percy,” as the spacecraft is affectionately called at mission control, sent back its first images of the landing site immediately after touchdown,…MORE

How to watch the Mars rover landing today

How to watch the Mars rover landing today

The search for signs of ancient life on Mars. The first helicopter fly on another planet. The first recordings of sound on the red planet. NASA’s most sophisticated rover to date has a packed agenda for the next few years once it lands on the surface of Mars today. If all goes well — and…MORE