/ 23 April 2021

Perseverance keeps making history

In its latest entry in the history books, the Perseverance rover has created breathable oxygen on Mars. It marks the first time humans have converted carbon dioxide into oxygen on another planet. Percy, as the rover has been nicknamed, has been tasked with searching for signs of ancient life on the red planet. Still, since arriving in February, it’s been undertaking some other scientific work. Its latest achievement means astronauts may one day be able to go to Mars, NASA said. And while we’re talking about all things space, Elon Musk’s SpaceX will today launch its 3rd crewed flight into orbit aboard the Crew Dragon spacecraft. The 4 astronauts will be heading to the International Space Station for a 6-month stay. That home-away-from-home could be less crowded in the future, with Russia flagging it might build its own space station amid ongoing earthly tensions with the US.

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