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NASA’s Mars helicopter Ingenuity touches down on the Red Planet | Space

The Perseverance rover dropped the helicopter on April 4, 2021.

By Tariq Malik 3 days ago

The first helicopter on Mars is officially on Martian soil. 

NASA’s Mars helicopter Ingenuity touched down on the surface of the Red Planet after being dropped by its mother ship, the Perseverance rover, the space agency announced late Saturday (April 3). The helicopter’s first flight is just over a week away.

Source: NASA’s Mars helicopter Ingenuity touches down on the Red Planet | Space

NASA’s $10 Billion Time Machine – YouTube

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NASA’s $10 Billion Time Machine
544,770 views•Mar 23, 2021

Scheduled to launch this Halloween, the James Webb Space Telescope will peer back in time billions of years to unlock some of the greatest secrets in the universe. Telescope scientists Heidi Hammel and Matt Mountain share their insights into the coolest space telescope ever.

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pq_aV5hy7Bc

Take Math to Mars and Beyond With NASA’s Pi Day Challenge – Teachable Moments | NASA/JPL Edu

This artist’s concept shows what Deep Space Station-23, a new antenna dish capable of supporting both radio wave and laser communications, will look like when completed at the Deep Space Network’s Goldstone, California, complex. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech | + Expand image

Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech | + Expand image

Teachable Moments| March 5, 2021

By Lyle Tavernier

Learn about pi and the history of Pi Day before exploring some of the ways the number is used at NASA. Then, try the math for yourself in our Pi Day Challenge.

Source: Take Math to Mars and Beyond With NASA’s Pi Day Challenge – Teachable Moments | NASA/JPL Edu

What’s Up – March 2021| Skywatching tips from nasa

Mar 03, 2021

What are some skywatching highlights in March 2021? Look for Mars close to the Pleiades in the first couple of weeks of March. Then wake up early to observe the giant planets Jupiter and Saturn, which return as morning planets this month.

Additional information about topics covered in this episode of What’s Up, along with still images from the video, and the video transcript, are available at https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/whats-up-skywatching-tips-from-nasa.

Source: What’s Up – March 2021

San Diego Community News Group – Celebrating 20 years of Sally Ride Science at UC San Diego

Dr. Sally Ride, America’s first woman in space, during NASA’s astronaut training. PHOTO COURTESY OF SALLY RIDE SCIENCE AT UC SAN DIEGO
Dr. Sally Ride, America’s first woman in space, during NASA’s astronaut training. PHOTO COURTESY OF SALLY RIDE SCIENCE AT UC SAN DIEGO

Published – 03/02/21 – 08:00 AM |

After America’s first woman in space retired from NASA, she had plenty of opportunities to capitalize on her celebrity, but she preferred to keep a low profile.

Then in 2001, while teaching physics at UC San Diego, Dr. Sally Ride decided the time was right to use her famous name for a cause she cared about — narrowing the gender gap in science and engineering. She would do it by cofounding a company called Sally Ride Science. Ride and her cofounders knew what research proved later, girls are easily disenfranchised from pursuing science because they don’t think science is for girls.


… Library NExT: Through a partnership between San Diego Public Library and Extension, Sally Ride Science presents free workshops in library branches around the city. The workshops started in 2017 in six library branches and gradually expanded to 23 branches before the program went online due to the pandemic. Nearly 4,500 students in grades 3-12 have taken part.

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“I felt that this was something that was really worth using my name and using the visibility that I could bring to it,” Ride said later. “It felt worthwhile.”

From article…

Source: San Diego Community News Group – Celebrating 20 years of Sally Ride Science at UC San Diego