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Ingenuity’s Flight 15

Ingenuity’s mission on Mars has been a resounding success, but it is not without its emergent challenges; reports have returned from the space copter’s latest exploits, and things are getting tough out there. This fall, we experienced solar conjunction with Mars, where the two planets line up on exactly opposite …

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Ingenuity Helicopter

The Ingenuity helicopter is purpose-built to make history, so it should come as no surprise that the plucky little drone has just completed its ninth flight on Mars, and this was the most impressive one yet. Ingenuity flew higher, faster, and farther than it has before, and it’s still raring …

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Ingenuity Mars Helicopter

The Ingenuity helicopter is purpose-built to make history, so it should come as no surprise that the plucky little drone has just completed its ninth flight on Mars, and this was the most impressive one yet. Ingenuity flew higher, faster, and farther than it has before, and it’s still raring …

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Boeing’s Second Starliner

For several years, SpaceX and Boeing were neck-and-neck in the race to send astronauts into space, but then Boeing encountered a few setbacks. That has left SpaceX as the sole private space firm launching both people and cargo to the International Space Station (ISS). Boeing has been toiling throughout the …

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Pterosaurs Flight Ability

In a new study published this week in the journal Nature, a team of researchers from the United Kingdom combined fossil records with a new model of flight to measure flight efficiency in pterosaurs and fill in gaps in our knowledge of their evolutionary story. The scientists were able to …

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Starship Flight Test

  SpaceX’s Starship has taken flight once again, although it’s not heading into space quite yet. The latest Starship prototype has completed another 150-meter hop test, proving that its engine works correctly and setting the stage for a promised high-altitude test flight. The Starship started life as the Big Falcon …

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Heaviest Soaring Bird

In a new study, a team of researchers from the United Kingdom, Germany and Argentina deployed high-tech flight-recorders on the world’s heaviest extant soaring bird, the Andean condor (Vultur gryphus), to assess the extent to which this species can operate without resorting to powered flight. Their data revealed the lowest …

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