• From the Mars Rover landing to SpaceX satellite launches, these are some of 2021's biggest space stories so far

    4 days ago - By Business Insider

    The first and second images that the Perseverance rover took seconds after landing on Mars, February 18, 2021.
    NASA
    Nasa's Mars Rover's daring landing on Mars is among the key space stories of 2021.
    The red planet is also an important destination for Elon Musk's SpaceX, the UAE, and China.
    Blue Origin and Zero 2 Infinity are among other space companies commanding attention.
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    The year has already got off to a winning start, with many key developments in the new space race. The most notable is the impressive - and terrifying - landing...
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  • Now on 'Mars time,' NASA's Perseverance team has to shift their work hours 40 minutes later every day

    4 days ago - By Business Insider

    The Perseverance surface-operations team celebrates the rover's landing from their mission-control room at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, February 18, 2021.
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    NASA's Perseverance rover just landed on Mars .
    Now about 350 of its engineers and scientists have to work on "Mars time," shifting their hours 40 minutes later each day.
    Since this requires overnight shifts and causes jetlag, NASA only asks them to do it for three months.
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    NASA just landed a new rover on Mars, the culmination of a 300-million-mile journey that...
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