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Robotics roundup

Robotics took a small step into the wild world of SPACs this week, as Berkshire Grey announced its plan to go public by Q2. Setting aside some of the bigger issues with using the reverse merger route we’ve discussed plenty, BG is an ideal candidate for this next major step for a number of reasons. First, the company’s got a track record and a ton of interest. I visited their HQ early last year, before the country shut down. Their plans were already fairly aggressive, with the wind of a recently ...
Tags: Amazon, New York Post, Massachusetts, Tech, Aclu, Darpa, Mars, Bronx, Robotics, Bg, Boston Dynamics, Bay Area, Wavemaker Partners, Jpl, Locus Robotics, Rick Faulk


Stunning photos from NASA's new Mars rover reveal 200-foot cliffs, mysterious rocks, and a perfect touchdown

An artist's illustration shows NASA's Perseverance rover and Ingenuity helicopter on Mars. NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA's new Mars rover, Perseverance, has already beamed back thousands of stunning photos. Sports cameras recorded the rover's descent and landing. Now Perseverance's science and navigation cameras are capturing an ancient Martian lake bed. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. NASA's Perseverance rover hasn't started roaming the red planet just yet, but its...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Features, Cameras, Mars, Maki, NASA JPL Caltech, Tech Insider, Mars Landing, Jezero, Mars Nasa, Jezero Crater, NavCam


For the first time, we have an audio recording from the surface of Mars - take a listen

The first high-resolution, color image sent back by the Hazard Cameras on NASA's Perseverance Mars rover after its landing on February 18, 2021. NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA's Perseverance rover landed on Mars on Thursday. Microphones attached to the rover recorded audio from inside the Jezero Crater, where it landed.  A Martian breeze can be heard, the first sounds recorded on Mars' surface.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. For the first time in history, we have an au...
Tags: Space, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Mars, Sound, Phoenix, Cape Canaveral Florida, EDL, Jezero, Aylin Woodward, Jezero Crater, Morgan McFall Johnsen, NASA JPL Caltech NASA, Perseverance Mars Rover


Watch NASA reveal the first video footage of its Perseverance rover landing on Mars

A photo of NASA's Perseverance rover just feet above the Martian surface - part of a video several cameras recorded of the landing on February 18, 2021. NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA says it will release the first video of its Perseverance rover's Mars touchdown on Monday. For the first time ever, you'll be able to see a rover landing on Mars. Watch NASA's livestream, starting at 2 p.m. ET, below. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Update: NASA released a three-minute vide...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Space Exploration, Mars, Tech Insider, Mars Landing, Thomas Zurbuchen, Jezero Crater, Morgan McFall Johnsen, NASA JPL Caltech NASA, Perseverance Mars Rover, Lake Jezero


Watch live: NASA reveals the first video footage of its Perseverance rover landing on Mars

A photo of NASA's Perseverance rover just feet above the Martian surface - part of a video several cameras recorded of the landing on February 18, 2021. NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA says it will release the first video of its Perseverance rover's Mars touchdown on Monday. For the first time ever, you'll be able to see a rover landing on Mars. Watch NASA's livestream, starting at 2 p.m. ET, below. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. NASA is about to share unprecedented vide...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Live, Space Exploration, Mars, Tech Insider, Mars Landing, Thomas Zurbuchen, Jezero Crater, Morgan McFall Johnsen, NASA JPL Caltech NASA, Perseverance Mars Rover, Lake Jezero


NASA says its Ingenuity Mars helicopter sent a positive status update. As it prepares for the flight, the agency is thinking about future crewed flights to the Red Planet.

This artist's concept shows the Ingenuity helicopter on the Martian surface. NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA said it received a positive first status update from its Ingenuity Mars Helicopter.  Simi liar flying robots "might be part of future robotic and human missions to Mars," NASA said. When Ingenuity takes off, it'll be an event like the Wright brothers flying on Earth, NASA said. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory said they...
Tags: Trends, Nasa, Mars, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Wright, Red Planet, Ingenuity, Aung, Mimi Aung, NASA JPL Caltech NASA, Kevin Shalvey, Tim Canham, Canham


Now on 'Mars time,' NASA's Perseverance team has to shift their work hours 40 minutes later every day

The Perseverance surface-operations team celebrates the rover's landing from their mission-control room at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, February 18, 2021. NASA/JPL-Caltech 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. Visit the Business section of Inside...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Space Exploration, Mars, Jetlag, Tech Insider, Morgan McFall Johnsen, NASA JPL Caltech NASA, Perseverance Mars Rover, Jennifer Trosper, Trosper


NASA's Perseverance rover has beamed back the first-ever photo of a Mars landing

A photo of NASA's Perseverance rover just feet above the Martian surface - part of a video recorded of the landing on February 18, 2021. NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA's Perseverance rover has beamed back the first photo of its descent to Mars, a snapshot of the robot feet from landing. NASA expects a full video of landing soon, from six cameras on the rover. NASA also published the rover's first color images of the Martian surface. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. NASA h...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Space Exploration, Mars, Spacecraft, Morgan, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA JPL Caltech, Tech Insider, Mars Landing, Jezero, Katie Stack Morgan, Morgan McFall Johnsen


Watch NASA mission control live as the Perseverance rover attempts to land on Mars on Thursday

NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA's Perseverance rover will attempt to land on Mars on Thursday afternoon. If Perseverance survives its supersonic plunge and jetpack landing, it will then search for fossils of alien microbes. Watch NASA's live broadcast from mission control, and look out for video footage of the landing later. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. NASA's most sophisticated Mars rover is about to attempt a plunge to the surface of Mars.Perseverance - or "Percy," as N...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Space Exploration, PERCY, Alien Life, Mars, Spacecraft, Planetary Science, Caltech, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Mars Landing, Allen Chen, Jezero Crater


The first-ever space helicopter is approaching Mars in the belly of NASA's rover. It could change how we explore other planets.

An artist's illustration shows NASA's Perseverance rover and Ingenuity helicopter on Mars. NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA stowed a solar-powered helicopter in the belly of its Perseverance rover, set to land on Mars on February 18. The helicopter, called Ingenuity, aims to conduct the first controlled flights ever on another planet. Ingenuity and Perseverance will both record video as the drone flies over an ancient Martian lakebed. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A spac...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Drone, Space Exploration, Mars, Lockheed Martin, Helicopter, Thomas, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Wallace, Denver Colorado, Matt Wallace, NASA JPL Caltech


NASA's attempt to burrow into Mars met 2 insurmountable obstacles: cement-like soil and an unexpected energy shortage

An artist illustration of the InSight lander on Mars, with its "mole" burrowed deep in the soil. ​​NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA has given up on its InSight lander's "Mars mole" after two years of trying to burrow into the planet's surface. The Martian soil turned out to be too thick, and dust accumulating on the lander's solar panels was causing the robot to generate less and less power.  No Mars mission in the foreseeable future will take the planet's temperature — a measurement crucial to under...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Insight, Mars, Solar System, Planetary Science, NASA JPL Caltech, Tech Insider, Mole, Smrekar, Morgan McFall Johnsen, NASA JPL Caltech NASA, Mars Smrekar


NASA has given up on its 'Mars mole,' a revolutionary experiment designed to burrow 16 feet and take the planet's temperature

The InSight lander's heat probe, or "mole," poking out of the hole where it got stuck on October 26, 2019. NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA is giving up on its Mars mole — a pile driver designed to hammer its way up to 16 feet below the Martian surface — after two years of trying to dig past cement-like soil. Now the InSight lander won't be able to take Mars' internal temperature.  The probe's data would have helped piece together the planet's history and its potential for microbial life. Visit B...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Insight, Mars, Hudson, NASA JPL Caltech, Tech Insider, Mole, Troy Hudson, Tilman Spohn, Morgan McFall Johnsen, NASA JPL Caltech NASA


Mystery solved: NASA confirmed the space object that just zipped past Earth is a 1960s rocket booster

A model of the Surveyor lander. NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA has confirmed that a mysterious object that just flew past Earth is the dead booster of a 1960s Centaur rocket. Earth's gravity briefly captured the booster this year, causing it to loop the planet twice before returning to an orbit around the sun. Scientists confirmed that the object was a Centaur booster by comparing its electromagnetic fingerprint to that of a known Centaur booster in space. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Hawaii, Rockets, University Of Arizona, Maui, Near-earth Objects, NASA JPL Caltech, Paul Chodas, Tech Insider, CNEOS, Moon Missions, Center for Near Earth Object Studies CNEOS


Jupiter's oceanic moon Europa — a prime candidate for alien life — might glow in the dark, a NASA scientist discovered

A view of Jupiter's moon Europa, created from images taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft in the 1990s. Reuters Jupiter's oceanic moon, Europa, might glow white, blue, and green in the dark, a NASA scientist discovered. Jupiter bombards Europa's icy surface with high-energy electrons that makes some types of ice glow. Mapping Europa's "mosaic" of nighttime glow could narrow down the chemical ingredients of the ice. NASA plans to send a spacecraft to Europa, where it could scan for th...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Aliens, Jupiter, Europa, Radiation, Extraterrestrial Life, NASA JPL Caltech, Jovian, Ocean Worlds, Nature Astronomy, Business Insider An, Morgan McFall Johnsen, NASA JPL Caltech NASA


Max Q: SpaceX sets a date with history in May

This week in space was pretty active, with some startup news – including timing for a historic first – as well as scientific discoveries and innovation in the time of lockdown. Who better than NASA to demonstrate how science can get done remotely, since the agency is used to conducting experiments from millions of miles away. SpaceX will launch its historic first astronaut mission on May 27 SpaceX and NASA are now targeting a specific date and time for their first ever astronaut launch, the...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Space, Spacex, Science, Tech, Nasa, International Space Station, Rover, Mars, Astronaut, Spaceflight, Kepler, Curiosity, Northrop Grumman, Outer Space