Dare The Mars. Calling it ‘super fun’, Clark said that he enjoyed turning it into a secret message, as per the

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‘Dare Mighty Things’: Space enthusiasts decode secret message on Perseverance rover’s giant parachute

Ian Clark, a crossword hobbyist, came up with this idea two years ago when engineers wanted an unusual pattern in the parachute to know how it was oriented during descent. Calling it ‘super fun’, Clark said that he enjoyed turning it into a secret message, as per the reports.

He further added that next time he will be more creative with the secret messages because the space enthusiasts decoded the message in just a few hours.

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Talking about why Clark choose ‘Dare Mighty Things’, a line from President Theodore Roosevelt, he said it is a mantra at JPL, which adorns many of the centre’s walls. So the trick was to come up with a way of encoding it without making it less obvious. As for the GPS coordinates, it is only 10 feet from the entrance to JPL’s visitor centre.

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The inspiring hidden message in the Mars Perseverance rover’s parachute

‘(CNN) — A video shared by NASA on Monday revealed the first-ever look at a spacecraft landing on Mars — and the internet was quick to take up a challenge to decode a message hidden in the parachute of the Perseverance rover.

In the video, the colorful orange-and-white parachute can be seen above the rover as it helped to slow the descent of the spacecraft.


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Mars rover’s giant parachute carried secret message

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) ‘ The huge parachute used by NASA’s Perseverance rover to land on Mars contained a secret message, thanks to a puzzle lover on the spacecraft team.

Systems engineer Ian Clark used a binary code to spell out ‘Dare Mighty Things’ in the orange and white strips of the 70-foot (21-meter) parachute. He also included the GPS coordinates for the mission’s headquarters at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.

Only about six people knew about the encoded message before Thursday’s landing, according to Clark. They waited until the parachute images came back before putting out a teaser during a televised news conference Monday.

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Date: 2021-02-23T21:56:23+00:00
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Man charged in US Capitol riot worked for FBI, lawyer says

WASHINGTON (AP) ‘ A man who authorities say is a leader of the far-right Oath Keepers militia group and helped to organize a ring of other extremists and led them in the’attack last month‘at the U.S. Capitol has held a top-secret security clearance for decades and previously worked for the FBI, his attorney said Monday.

Thomas Caldwell, who authorities believe holds a leadership role in the extremist group, worked as a section chief for the FBI from 2009 to 2010 after retiring from the Navy, his lawyer, Thomas Plofchan, wrote in a motion urging the judge to release him from jail while he awaits trial.

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Date: 2021-02-09T02:35:03+00:00
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Arab spacecraft enters orbit around Mars in historic flight

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) ‘ A spacecraft from the United Arab Emirates swung into orbit around Mars on Tuesday in a triumph for the Arab world’s first interplanetary mission.

Ground controllers at the UAE’s space center in Dubai rose to their feet and broke into applause when word came that the craft, called Amal, Arabic for Hope, had reached the end of its seven-month, 300-million-mile journey and had begun circling the red planet, where it will gather data on Mars’ atmosphere.

The orbiter fired its main engines for 27 minutes in an intricate, high-stakes maneuver that slowed the craft enough for it to be captured by Mars’ gravity. It took a nail-biting 11 minutes for the signal confirming success to reach Earth.

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Date: 2021-02-09T05:06:10+00:00
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