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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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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 ...

Biden aims for sweeping climate goal - with or without Congress

Biden aims for sweeping climate goal - with or without Congress

President Joe Biden pledged Thursday to slash U.S. emissions of greenhouse gases in at least half by 2030 - an ambitious target that will require retooling the world's largest... 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 ...

‘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 ...

Biden calls on all US employers to pay full-time workers for time missed due...

Biden calls on all US employers to pay full-time workers for time missed due to vaccines

Summary List Placement President Joe Biden will announce on Thursday that the US met his vaccination goal of 200 million shots in 100 days. And on Wednesday, he announced new... Read more ...

JetBlue and American are launching 24 new routes as the two airlines expand...

JetBlue and American are launching 24 new routes as the two airlines expand their partnership

Summary List Placement JetBlue Airways and American Airlines are once again expanding their partnership in what they call the "Northeast Alliance" with new routes and expanded... Read more ...