NASA says it will set a new flight date next week. Ingenuity engineers are working on a minor software tweak to help the drone spin its rotor blades.
Ingenuity was supposed to spin its blades at full speed on Friday, but a "watchdog" timer that identifies issues abruptly cut the test short.
NASA's Ingenuity Mars helicopter is scheduled to lift off no sooner than April 14 in the first-ever attempt at powered, controlled flight on another planet, a delay from its initial planned launch date.
"I'm feeling a lot of emotions": NASA's Ingenuity engineers are getting antsy for their helicopter's first flight.
James Webb will investigate how stars are formed, research bodies within our solar system, and even search for the earliest galaxies in the universe.
The Perseverance rover is now exploring Mars and its SuperCam was used to snap a close-up image of a rock and to take an audio recording.
NASA's Perseverance Mars rover's SuperCam instrument has sent back its first readings, including images of its first rock targets.
NASA has posted the first panoramic image shot by the newly arrived Perseverance rover. It shows Jezero Crater, which may contain evidence of ancient life.
"I can, and have, watched those videos for hours."
The footage could reveal the rover's entire descent and landing: a parachute deploy, jetpack maneuvers, and its wheels touching Martian ground.
NASA's Perseverance team has already begun its work from Mars' surface and released incredible images on Friday taken from the rover.
An extraterrestrial object passed close to Earth in 2017, wrote Harvard University astronomer Avi Loeb in a book to be published this month.
NASA wants to collect a sample of the Martian rock and soil and to bring it back to Earth. Bringing rock from Mars to Earth is no easy matter, however.
Mission scientists raced to stash the asteroid sample because it was leaking into space. Now the probe is ready to bring more than 2 pounds to Earth.
NASA bumped into a space rock this week and collected so much of it larger rocks seemed to fail to make it all the way inside its spacecraft's sampling arm.
NASA bumped into a space rock this week and collected so much of it that larger rocks seemed to fail to make it all the way inside its spacecraft's sampling arm.
A valve on the probe's sample-collecting arm won't close, and bits of asteroid are floating away. The team hopes to store the dust in a safer place.
Would be nice if civilization could hold out for 2023 to see its return A NASA probe has just now collected material from the surface of asteroid Bennu, some 200 million miles (322 million km) from Earth.…
NASA is celebrating tonight after its OSIRIS-REx spacecraft successfully touched the Bennu asteroid in a bid to collect rock and dust samples from its surface.