At last! Some music played with real people, rather than the unreal Zoom sort! Both the fiddle and the nyckelharpa got some needed exercise.
Month: May 2021
SpaceX – Starship lands without disassembly!
Image above from the SpaceX video of the flight
This amazing vehicle has taken another step forward; it now flies and has landed safely, still using the same manoeuvre to get from horizontal to vertical just before landing.
Here’s the video:
It will be interesting to see what they manage next. It’s going to be a while before they get this into orbit.
Helicopter on Mars
Flying the Ingenuity helicopter carried on the NASA Perseverence rover is quite a feat. It has to be done completely autonomously; Mars is currently over half an hour away for round trip radio signals, so remote control is not an option. There’s no GPS to help navigation either!
A pity they couldn’t have tracked it off to the right as well, but at least it came back!
Here’s the mission website: https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/