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NASA's Perseverance rover takes first drive on Mars

1 month ago   |   By New York Post

NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover took its first test drive on Mars Thursday, covering about 21 feet of the extraterrestrial landscape, the space agency said. The mobility test is one of many milestones to check off Perseverance's do-to list, as team members calibrate every system and instrument on the rover. When scientists decide all systems...
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NASA's Perseverance rover just went for its first drive on Mars, then spotted its own wheel tracks in the dirt

NASA's Perseverance rover just went for its first drive on Mars, then spotted its own wheel tracks in the dirt

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement NASA's Perseverance rover left its footprints on Mars on Thursday after going for its first drive. The jaunt proved the vehicle can make its way around the red planet.
Since Perseverance landed in Mars' Jezero Crater on February 18, it has been calibrating its instruments and upgrading software. In this initial drive, Perseverance moved about 13 feet from its landing spot, made a 150-degree turn to the left, and backed up about 8 feet - a routine that it "executed perfectly," according to NASA engineer Anais Zarifian.
As it drove, the rover's navigation cameras...
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A SPAC backed by an LA Dodgers co-owner will take online ticket reseller...

A SPAC backed by an LA Dodgers co-owner will take online ticket reseller Vivid Seats public at a $2 billion valuation

Summary List Placement A blank check company backed by Los Angeles Dodgers co-owner Todd Boehly announced Thursday that it is taking online ticket marketplace Vivid Seats... Read more ...

At Climate Summit, Biden Stresses U.S. Commitment And Economic Opportunity

At Climate Summit, Biden Stresses U.S. Commitment And Economic Opportunity

President Biden's Earth Day summit with 40 global leaders is an attempt to reassert U.S. leadership on the world stage. The White House hopes the meeting will lead to big new... Read more ...

US troops in Syria seem to be getting hit with directed-energy attacks, and...

US troops in Syria seem to be getting hit with directed-energy attacks, and the Pentagon suspects Russia is doing it, report says

Summary List Placement The US is investigating what appears to be directed-energy attacks on US troops, and the Pentagon suspects Russia is behind them, Politico reported... Read more ...

Time is running out for the 53 crew members on a missing Indonesian...

Time is running out for the 53 crew members on a missing Indonesian submarine. Authorities say the vessel has less than 36 hours of oxygen left

Summary List Placement The Indonesian navy is racing against time to find and save the 53 crew members on board the missing KRI Nanggala-402 submarine, as the vessel only... Read more ...

Israel says a Syrian missile struck near its top-secret nuclear reactor, so...

Israel says a Syrian missile struck near its top-secret nuclear reactor, so it attacked Syria back

Summary List Placement Israel and Syria exchanged missile attacks early Thursday, with Israel's military saying that a Syrian surface-to-missile exploded near its top-secret... Read more ...

Extinction Rebellion activists break windows, stage protest outside HSBC HQ...

Extinction Rebellion activists break windows, stage protest outside HSBC HQ in London over fossil fuel financing

A group of female climate activists protested outside the headquarters of HSBC in London, breaking multiple windows and staging a sit-in over the bank's involvement in... Read more ...

House votes 350-71 passing legislation limiting arms sales to Saudi Arabia...

House votes 350-71 passing legislation limiting arms sales to Saudi Arabia, in response to 2018 killing of Jamal Khashoggi

Summary List Placement The US House of representatives voted 350-71 to pass a measure that would restrict US arms sales to Saudi Arabia in response to the 2018 killing of Saudi... Read more ...

‘I don't owe Snoop $2MN': UFC's White denies ‘illegal' wager with rapper...

‘I don't owe Snoop $2MN': UFC's White denies ‘illegal' wager with rapper after telling Mike Tyson that Askren would beat Jake Paul

Dana White has denied rumors that he owes Snoop Dogg $2 million after Jake Paul knocked out Ben Askren and insisted that he has never illegally betted in his life - despite the... Read more ...

Tesla's top lawyer has left Elon Musk's company for a 26-year-old...

Tesla's top lawyer has left Elon Musk's company for a 26-year-old billionaire's self-driving startup

Summary List Placement Tesla's top lawyer, Alan Prescott, has left the electric car company to join Luminar Technologies, a startup that develops laser sensors for self-driving... Read more ...

Cops are willing to say Derek Chauvin is a murderer. Right-wing media stars...

Cops are willing to say Derek Chauvin is a murderer. Right-wing media stars are still struggling with that fact

Summary List Placement Derek Chauvin murdered George Floyd. We can say that now that, after a jury of Chauvin's peers said he committed second-degree murder when the former... Read more ...