NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Succeeds in Historic First Flight

NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Succeeds in Historic First Flight

NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter took this shot while hovering over the Martian surface on April 19, 2021
Ingenuity’s Shadow
NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter captured this shot as it hovered over the Martian surface on April 19, 2021, during the first instance of powered, controlled flight on another planet. It used its navigation camera, which autonomously tracks the ground during flight.
Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Monday, NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter became the first aircraft in history to make a powered, controlled flight on another planet. The Ingenuity team at the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California confirmed the flight succeeded after receiving data from the helicopter via NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover at 6:46 a.m. EDT (3:46 a.m. PDT).

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OGR NEWS – 2023 Ocean Globe Race set to be the World’s biggest ever!

Dateline: Les Sables d´Olonne, Friday the 16th of April 2021

# Original Whitbread Crews and Yachts line up for the 50th Anniversary Race.
# 25 entrants from 17 countries already signed, 34 expected.
# Entries now CLOSED for Adventure Class, still open for SAYULA, FLYER and CLASSIC Challenge.
# Two Whitbread Maxis committed and Whitbread 60 crews are preparing.

It was in 1981 that 29 entrants set out on the third edition of the Whitbread Around the World Race, creating the current record as the biggest ever, fully crewed challenge. As the race evolved every four years, it became ever more professional and eventually, as the Volvo Race for elite sailors, the numbers dropped dramatically, averaging in the past 20 years, to only 7 starters.

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North Sea Regatta 2021 Cancelled

Hello Sailors!

Unfortunately after the press conference from last Tuesday we had to make the decision to cancel the North Sea Regatta again this year. We are disappointed that we had to make this decision after all our planning efforts for the additional program started to take shape. We really hope to see you next year!

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Airbus A400M conducts major helicopter refuelling certification campaign

Getafe, 19 April 2021 – The Airbus A400M new generation airlifter has successfully conducted a major helicopter air-to-air refuelling certification campaign, completing the majority of its development and certification objectives. Airbus Defence and Space aims to achieve full helicopter air-to-air refuelling certification later this year with the conclusion of all mandatory night operation trials.

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