April 26, 2021

History Made | SpaceTime S24E46 Show Notes

History Made | SpaceTime S24E46 Show Notes

*History with the first flight of an aircraft on another world

NASA has made history with the first flight of an aircraft on another world. The United States space agency’s Mars Ingenuity rotorcraft successfully lifted off from the floor of the red planet’s Jezero Crater -- climbing to an altitude of ten metres – maintaining a stable hover for 30 seconds – and then safely landing again.

*The dead star that’s a sign of things to come

Astronomers have discovered their first pulsar using the Murchison Widefield Array radio telescope

Murchison is a precursor for the multi-billion-dollar Square Kilometre Array telescope project and researchers say this discovery is likely to be a sign of things to come.

*NASA’s SHIELDS mission to explore local interstellar space

A new NASA mission is about to study interstellar particles that have drifted into our solar system. The mission called the Spatial Heterodyne Interferometric Emission Line Dynamics Spectrometer -- or SHIELDS – is about to launch from the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico aboard a suborbital sounding rocket.

*Soyuz crew returns safely to Earth

Three members of the Expedition 64 crew has returned safely to Earth following half a year aboard the International Space Station. They had launched 185 days earlier on October 14 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in the central Asian republic of Kazakhstan.

*The Science Report

New studies looking at the risk of blood clotting following COVID-19 infection.

Scientists successfully grow human primate hybrid chimeric embryos.

Archaeologists discover a 3,300-year-old lost city in Egypt’s southern province of Luxor.

The public encouraged to cut through loops or rings of any size before disposing of them in their trash.

Skeptic's guide to fake treatments for kids with autism.

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