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Mars Ingenuity helicopter makes historic test flight

NASA has carried out the first powered, controlled flight on another planet. Ingenuity was able to lift, rotate, and land. More complicated tests are planned in the coming weeks.

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25 Apr 2021
NASA has carried out the first powered, controlled flight on another planet. Ingenuity was able to lift, rotate, and land. More complicated tests are planned in the coming weeks.
24 Apr 2021
The conversion could pave the way to sustaining human life on Mars. It marks the first time that a resource was extracted from another planet for use by humans.
30 Apr 2021
Months after the delivery of half a million Astrazeneca vaccines, Ivory Coast is still struggling to get people into vaccination centres after suspicion and unfounded rumours have fuelled fears about getting the jab. And around 150,000 Burundian refugees are staying at camps in Tanzania after fleeing the violent political unrest in their homeland that began in 2015. Dodoma is trying to send them back, but many fear the country remains unsafe. Finally, South African film “My Octopus Teacher” schools its rivals and is named “Best Documentary” at the Oscars.
3 May 2021
Ingenuity, the first ever human-built aircraft to fly on another planet, has gotten a reprieve after successfully completing four out of five planned flights.
29 May 2021
China's Mars rover "Zhurong" drives from its landing platform and starts exploring the surface, making the country only the second nation to land and operate a rover on the Red Planet.
24 May 2021
Passengers who were aboard a Ryanair flight carrying a wanted Belarusian opposition activist to Lithuania describes what happened during the flight, after it was forced by Belarus to land in Minsk. The plane was diverted from its Athens-to-Vilnius route, ostensibly over a security scare.
25 May 2021
It is enough to hijack the agenda of an EU summit. A supposed bomb threat was the pretext for forcing a Ryanair flight to land in Belarus, where authorities could then pluck an independent journalist from the plane. What kind of a precedent is set by the scrambling of military jets to force a commercial carrier to land? What is Europe going to do about it?
21 Jun 2021
Boeing said it hopes to have the new model in service within the next two years. But the company's reputation has been damaged by crashes involving earlier versions of the MAX plane.
11 Jul 2021
China's National Space Administration (CNSA) on Sunday released new images from its Tianwen-1 Mars probe. The footage shows the rover opening a parachute and descending to the Martian surface, and its rover Zhurong driving away from its landing platform and moving over the surface of the Red Planet. The launch on July 2020 of the Tianwen-1 Mars probe, which carried the Zhurong rover, marked a major milestone in China's space programme. In the future, the rover will continue to carry out movement, perception, and scientific exploration of Mars, the China National Space Administration (CNSA).
7 Aug 2021
America's top diplomat in Afghanistan, Ross Wilson, says that the first flight carrying Afghans who worked as interpreters for American troops and diplomats has arrived in the United States, the start of an operation to evacuate thousands from possible Taliban retaliation.
10 Aug 2021
The Perseverance rover is on a mission to hunt for signs of past life on Mars. But something went wrong in its first attempt to gather rock samples.
12 Aug 2021
The aircraft with 16 people on board crashed into a volcanic lake in Russia's far east. Several remain missing, feared dead.