NASA’s Perseverance probe landed safely and on time on Mars, at 3:55 p.m. EST, Thursday, marking another success for the U.S. space agency. The nuclear-powered probe made its way through a harrowing landing process, deemed by some engineers as “seven minutes of terror” because it involves parachutes, powered descent and a “sky crane” that […]
NASA/Youtube Watch an epic journey unfold on Thursday, Feb. 18 as NASA’s Perseverance rover lands on Mars. To reach the surface of the Red Planet, the rover has to survive the harrowing final phase known as Entry, Descent, and Landing.
DENALI PARK, Alaska – On Thursday, July 2, at approximately 11:00 a.m. (AKT), personnel from Alaska Regional Communications Center (ARCC), located in Denali National Park and Preserve (Denali), received notification from the International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) that a distress signal from a satellite emergency notification device had been activated from within the park. The IERCC confirmed that a Cessna 180 with two passengers had conducted an emergency landing southeast of the Eielson Visitor Center. The passengers were able […]
A Ryan Air flight departing from Aniak on Tuesday had to turn around and make an emergency landing back at the community’s airstrip, the flight company told troopers. According to the report, 40-year-old Calvin Chase of Anvik, undid his seat belt and proceeded to open the rear cargo door of the aircraft in flight shortly […]
Words such as these were emblazoned in dozens of languages on the front page of newspapers around the world, echoing the first part of President John F. Kennedy’s bold challenge to the nation, made more than eight years earlier – to land a man on the Moon. That part was successfully accomplished on July […]
Image: Emergency landing location. Google Maps Kenai Air Traffic Control contacted State and Wildlife Troopers at 9:18 pm on Tuesday night and informed them of an emergency landing by a private plane near Trapper Joe Lake. At the time of the initial report, it was not known if anyone had sustained injuries in the […]
NASA’s InSight has sent signals to Earth indicating that its solar panels are open and collecting sunlight on the Martian surface. NASA’s Mars Odyssey orbiter relayed the signals, which were received on Earth at about 5:30 p.m. PST (8:30 p.m. EST). Solar array deployment ensures the spacecraft can recharge its batteries each day. Odyssey also […]
[dropcap]I[/dropcap]n just hours, NASA’s InSight spacecraft will enter the atmosphere of Mars after traveling 301,223,981 miles during a seven-month period. If all goes well, the craft will enter the atmosphere, deploy a chute and utilize retro-rockets to touch down on the red planet six minutes before 11 am Alaska time today. NASA’s InSight stands for Interior […]