Aviation

r/PerseveranceRover

Posted by
u/paulhammond5155, Top contributor
3 hours ago

NASA to Attempt First Controlled Flight on Mars As Soon As Monday

nasa.gov/press-…

 

Video of UFO-UAP From Cockpit taken by a commercial pilot over Mexico. Very amazing video footage.

MAURICIO RUIZ OFFICIAL YouTube Channel
Apr 11, 2021

Video of UFO From Cockpit taken by a commercial pilot over Mexico.

Full report www.narcap.org/blog/narcaptr20​​.

Video submitted to NARCAP by a commercial pilot, taken on the night of March 19, 2020, over Mexico, of an aviation safety-related encounter with an Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon, UAP, including ACAS SSR Surveillance Scanning Radar animation. Advisory for Pilots, Aircrews, Air Controllers, and Aviation Professionals: Unidentified Aerial Phenomena, UAP, UFOs, and Aviation Safety www.narcap.org/blog/advisoryforpilots.

Credit: NARCAP www.narcap.org/blog/narcaptr20.

This is really rather excellent.

 

boy falls from plane

r/interestingasfuck

Posted by
u/Feiruzz
3 hours ago

On the 22nd of February 1970, a photographer named John Gilpin was testing his new lenses at Sydney airport, after developing the images he took he discovered that he’d captured the last moments of Keith Sapsford, a 14 year-old boy who snuck into a plane wheel and it opened mid-air.

 


Ingenuity Update from PerseveranceRover

Ingenuity Update

https://mars.nasa.gov/technology/helicopter/status/290/work-progresses-toward-ingenuity-s-first-flight-on-mars/

“Our best estimate of a targeted flight date is fluid right now, but we are working toward achieving these milestones and will set a flight date next week.”

A copy of the Blog in case anyone has issues opening it:-

The Ingenuity team has identified a software solution for the command sequence issue identified on Sol 49 (April 9) during a planned high-speed spin-up test of the helicopter’s rotors. Over the weekend, the team considered and tested multiple potential solutions to this issue, concluding that minor modification and reinstallation of Ingenuity’s flight control software is the most robust path forward. This software update will modify the process by which the two flight controllers boot up, allowing the hardware and software to safely transition to the flight state. Modifications to the flight software are being independently reviewed and validated today and tomorrow in testbeds at JPL.

While the development of the new software change is straightforward, the process of validating it and completing its uplink to Ingenuity will take some time. A detailed timeline for rescheduling the high-speed spin-up test and first flight is still in process. The process of updating Ingenuity’s flight control software will follow established processes for validation with careful and deliberate steps to move the new software through the rover to the base station and then to the helicopter. Intermediate milestones include:

• Diagnose the issue and develop potential solutions
• Develop/validate and upload software
• Load flight software onto flight controllers
• Boot Ingenuity on new flight software

Once we have passed these milestones, we will prepare Ingenuity for its first flight, which will take several sols, or Mars days. Our best estimate of a targeted flight date is fluid right now, but we are working toward achieving these milestones and will set a flight date next week. We are confident in the team’s ability to work through this challenge and prepare for Ingenuity’s historic first controlled powered flight on another planet.

Ingenuity continues to be healthy on the surface on Mars. Critical functions such as power, communications, and thermal control are stable. It is not unexpected for a technology demonstration like this to encounter challenges that need to be worked in real time. The high-risk, high-reward approach we have taken to the first powered, controlled flight on another planet allows us to push the performance envelope in ways we could not with a mission designed to last for years such as Perseverance. In the meantime, while the Ingenuity team does its work, Perseverance will continue to do science with its suite of instruments and is gearing up for a test of the MOXIE technology demonstration.

 

Some leisurely traveling alongside a cruise missile for a bit of fun.

 

ginny

NASA: Mars Helicopter Flight Delayed to No Earlier than April 14 from PerseveranceRover

Posted by
u/BuckeyeSmithie
1 hour ago

NASA: Mars Helicopter Flight Delayed to No Earlier than April 14

mars.nasa.gov/techno…

 

Ginny

r/PerseveranceRover

Posted by
u/thishasntbeeneasy
3 hours ago

Ginny flies on April 12 at 7:30 a.m. UTC (3:30 a.m. EDT)

thishasntbeeneasy
3 hours ago

Watch NASA TV live from NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory on April 12 at 3:30 a.m. EDT (7:30 a.m. UTC) as mission teams receive the first data signals from this historic test: go.nasa.gov/3uBJkl9

OMG YAY!!!

 

Ready to fly!!

r/PerseveranceRover

Posted by
u/luchotiz
2 hours ago

Ready to fly!!

This is just thrilling! We will have to wait a bit, though, thefirst possible date is the 11th as of this writing.

 

full zoom frame

r/PerseveranceRover

Posted by
u/paulhammond5155, Top contributor
4 hours ago

Another full zoom frame while we wait for some sol 40 images.

paulhammond5155, Top contributor
4 hours ago

Mars Perseverance Sol 38: Right Mastcam-Z Camera

  • NASA’s Mars Perseverance rover acquired this image using its Right Mastcam-Z camera.

  • Mastcam-Z is a pair of cameras located high on the rover’s mast.

  • This image was acquired on Mar. 30, 2021 (Sol 38) at the local mean solar time of 16:19:56.

  • Processed and cropped from the original

  • Source

Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU

 

1 – FLIR

2 – GIMBAL

3 – GOFAST

I am pretty sure you all have seen these, but, just in case, here they are.

 

Another stage closer :) sol 38

r/PerseveranceRover

Posted by
u/paulhammond5155, Top contributor
2 hours ago

Another stage closer 🙂 sol 38

 

rover over the helipad

r/PerseveranceRover

Posted by
u/paulhammond5155, Top contributor
11 hours ago

Short drive on Sol 33 places the rover over the helipad (Rear Hazcam view)

paulhammond5155, Top contributor
11 hours ago

Mars Perseverance Sol 33: Rear Right Hazard Avoidance Camera (Hazcam)

NASA’s Mars Perseverance rover acquired this image of the area in back of it using its onboard Rear Right Hazard Avoidance Camera.

This image was acquired on Mar. 25, 2021 (Sol 33) at the local mean solar time of 14:20:44.

I’ve adjusted the saturation curve a little to bring it a little closer towards what we would see with our eyes. Source image

The drive was about 12 meters west, I’ll add the actual drive data as soon as it’s released

Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

 

r/PerseveranceRover

Posted by
u/paulhammond5155, Top contributor
6 hours ago

The first airfield on Mars will begin flight operations some time around April 8 [more in comments]

paulhammond5155, Top contributor
2 hours ago · edited 56 minutes ago

Latest Drive: Sol: 32 (March 23, 2021)

TL:DR Recent drives

  • Sol 32: Distance: 30.61 meters (SSW)

  • Sol 31: Distance: 33.41 meters (W)

  • Sol 29: Distance: 3.94 meters (SE)

  • Sol 23: Distance: 5.47 meters (NWbN)

  • Sol 20: Distance: 21.34 meters (ESE)

  • Sol 16: Distance: 27.43 meters (NNE)

  • Sol 15: Distance: 36.39 meters (N)

  • Sol 14: Distance: 6.25 meters (SSE)

Full Drive Data (uncalibrated)

RefDescription / unitValue
1Drive distance (meters)30.61
2Drive distance (feet)100.4 feet
3Drive HeadingSouth-southwest
4Site Index3
5Drive index1266
6Total distance (meters)166.92
7Total distance (kilometers)0.17
8Total distance (miles)0.1
9Easting4354511.566
10Northing1093304.014
11Elevation (geoid)-2569.81
12Elevation (radii)4253.39
13Radius (meters)3391936.61
14Longitude77.45119664
15Latitude18.44470001
16Roll (degrees)0.3105
17Pitch (degrees)-0.9196
18Yaw (degrees)132.406521
19Tilt (degrees)0.970567
20Map QuadrangleCanyon de Chelly

This is gonna be great.

 

Perseverance dropped the debris shield

r/PerseveranceRover

Posted by
u/computerfreund03, Moderator
4 hours ago

Perseverance dropped the debris shield that protected the Mars Helicopter “Ingenuity” during landing!

We’re gettin’ there!

 

UFO In Tucson AZ

r/UFOs

Posted by
u/WatchLoud
3 days ago

UFO In Tucson AZ

Apparently, this is a common thing around there…

 

r/UFOs

Posted by
u/darkSKYastro
9 hours ago

UFO flying in, stops for a second and makes a sharp left turn and leaves the atmosphere. SPACE FORCE?!

UFO caught on night vision cam

Richard Christy
Jan 23, 2020

I was testing my nighttime camera to adjust the lens before putting it back on my telescope mount and decided to stick it straight up at the sky since it was a clear night and lo and behold this is what I caught zooming around making crazy turns. I captured this type of activity over two nights. I am not saying it’s aliens. What I am saying is I have no idea what the heck it is. But I do know for a fact that asteroids and comments and space junk doesn’t re-enter earths atmosphere stop and then make a left or a right hand turn before zooming off out of the picture at some ungodly speed. This was taken in New Jersey in January so I am ruling out bugs. Let me know what you think. Space Force

This has possibilities…

 

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
1hr

Perseverance Rover’s Descent and Touchdown on Mars (Official NASA Video)

Grab the popcorn because the NASA’s Perseverance Mars Rover rover has sent us a one-of-kind video of her Mars landing. For the first time in history, we can see multiple angles of what it looks like to touch down on the Red Planet. go.nasa.gov/3sfJNIw #CountdownToMars

Thrilling stuff!

 

Rockwell B-1 Lancer

Rockwell B-1 Lancer

The Rockwell B-1 Lancer is a supersonic variable-sweep wing, heavy bomber used by the United States Air Force. It is commonly called the “Bone”. It is one of three strategic bombers in the U.S. Air Force fleet as of 2020, the other two being the B-2 Spirit and the B-52 Stratofortress. Wikipedia (sorry)

Range: 7,455.8 mi
Wingspan: 137′ 0″
Introduced: October 1, 1986
Length: 146′
Engine type: General Electric F101
Manufacturers: Boeing, Rockwell International, Meritor, Inc.

Bomb we must, eh. Sadly so. At least it’s pretty.

 

Jezero’s Hazard Map

r/PerseveranceRover

Posted by
u/paulhammond5155

2 days ago

Jezero’s Hazard Map: Landing hazards are depicted in red

That’s a lot of red.

And it all went perfectly!

BRAVO!

 

UFO incident at Edwards Air Force Base audio & transcript

Afaf Vlogs
Oct 29, 2015

A fabulous piece of historical evidence!

An example of the Convair F-106 Delta Dart they are scoping the objects out with:

194thFIS-F-106-58-0797-ADC-CA-ANG_(modified)

 

F-15E Strike Eagle

“Entering the roundabout from the north…500 feet..500 kts!!”

Callsign “Mugger”

492d FS

F-15E Strike Eagle leading a pairs sortie through the “Mach Loop” in Snowdonia.

planesawesome

goingfasterthanyou reblogged sabrerattler’s post right into my feed.

And a fine clip it is, yes indeed.

 

r/UFObelievers just had a post about one of my favorite cases! It always makes me smile whenever I think about it or get reminded of it.

Posted 10 hours ago by u/Remseey2907

UFO picture taken by Marshall Giancarlo Cecconi, G.91 Fighter Pilot, in Treviso Italy 1979.

I have posted about this case before… The Remarkable Cecconi UFO Case: Cover Up Italian Style …

Is that thing cool, or what?!

 

CV-22 Osprey

A CV-22 Osprey prepares to take off at Combined Arms Training Center, Camp Fuji, Japan, following combat search and rescue training during exercise Keen Sword, Oct. 29, 2020. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Renee Douglas)

Via retrowar

 

Operation Chastise

Dambusters 70 years on: Legacy of famous raid still felt in RAF 617 Squadron now

May 2013 – 70th anniversary of the Dambusters : the Dambuster Raid, or Operation Chastise, to give it its proper title, is one of the most well known events of World War II and one of the most famous air raids in history.

Taking “chastise” to the extreme.

War sucks. Such destruction.

 

A 1929 Packard and The-Graf Zeppelin

A 1929 Packard and The Graf Zeppelin.

This is the Graf Zeppelin at Mines Field in Los Angeles, now the site of LAX Airport, with Goodyear Blimp Volunteer seen in flight, back in August 1929.

See blogs.dailybreeze.com/…/06/16/the-graf-zeppelin/

Nice shot.

 

ufoheli

 

ufoheli

 

ufoheli

This just in from reddit’s r/UFObelievers

Posted by u/This-Bookkeeper5920

17 hours ago

Took on Thursday October 22nd 2020. I was taking cloud pictures and didn’t see this in my picture until today. First picture I though there was dirt on my phone in the top right corner. Blew up the picture and saw this. Not sure what it is.

Well, this is interesting…

A helicopter comes to mind, of course.

But, it is possible that it may be something else…

It sort of looks like a well-pleased skyfrog making off with a nice big skyshrimp for the family’s dinner.

Time will tell.

 

The Salamanca Humanoids | U.S. Intelligence Tracks Close Encounter of the Third Kind in 1974

It’s [redacted].
Oct 24, 2020

Five years after the closing of Project Blue Book, U.S. intelligence was still paying attention to UFOs. Declassified files from 1974 show something even stranger — monitoring of a Close Encounter of the Third Kind, a case involving 6 1/2 foot tall humanoid occupants of disc-shaped craft.

The case occurred in Western Spain, in the province of Salamanca. A Defense Intelligence Agency analyst compiled an account of this and other strange sightings from that year, and sent them to European Command and other “parties interested.”

The witness, Maxi Iglesias, claims U.S. officials visited the site to analyze trace evidence left behind, telling him they were from “NASA.” For years, this was laughed off, but we now know officials really were monitoring the case.

—–TIMESTAMPS—–

0:00 Intro
1:16 The Salamanca Humanoids
4:11 Spanish UFO flap
7:06 ‘NASA’?
7:33 U.S. intel tracks other sightings
8:58 AATIP connection?
9:50 The Caceres Humanoids

—–SOURCES—–

Source document: www.dia.mil/FOIA/FOIA-Electro…
Newspaper clippings and photos obtained via Nando Dominguez — we thank him for his assistance.

—–MUSIC—–

Song No. 1: Breathing Planet, Doug Maxwell
Song No. 2: Remembering Her, Esther Abrami
Song No. 3: Drums of the Deep by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license
Song No. 4: Blue Feather – Reunited by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license

Great stuff. I am not remembering this case. Or, indeed any of the others mentioned.

 

bowyer ufo

 

bowyer plane

This just in from r/UFObelievers.

Posted by u/Remseey2907

9 hours ago

What captain Bowyer saw from his plane in 2007.

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I don’t remember ever seeing this rendering before, but I like it… a lot.

Very sporty. A GT model, surely.

 

Tic Tac

 

Tic Tac

 

Tic Tac

 

Tic Tac

The Pentagon just declassified three UFO videos taken by Navy Pilots. The various footage shows Unidentified objects flying at extremely high speeds through the Earth’s atmosphere.

The Navy videos were first released between December 2017 and March 2018 by To The Stars Academy of Arts & Sciences, a company co-founded by former Blink-182 musician Tom DeLonge that says it studies information about unidentified aerial phenomena. (LINK to original post)

Luis Elizondo, the former head of the classified program, told CNN in 2017 that he personally believes “there is very compelling evidence that we may not be alone.”

He said: “These aircraft — we’ll call them aircraft — are displaying characteristics that are not currently within the US inventory nor in any foreign inventory that we are aware of.”

The Navy previously acknowledged the veracity of the videos in September of last year. They are officially releasing them now, “in order to clear up any misconceptions by the public on whether or not the footage that has been circulating was real, or whether or not there is more to the videos,” according to Pentagon spokesperson Sue Gough.

SOURCE

Via unexplained-events

An excellent turn of events this was. Yup.

 

Well, maybe… I am not 100% sold on this topic, but, it is a possibility, certainly.

Jeff Rense – Now TWO Stunning Films SHOWING German Flying Discs!

Jeff Rense
May 27, 2019

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Note: 2nd Film of German Disc Starts at 5:40

Interesting, to say the least. But, seems a tad blurry knowing they were using Leitz, Zeiss and Schneider lenses, ya know?

 

This is pretty cool. But, why, oh why do people stop filming before the incident ends? That is a troubling and altogether too common occurence. I do not understand it. Via ATS.

But this, if real, is a nice capture.

posted on Oct, 7 2020 @ 02:50 PM
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Blue Shift
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Not a bad shot, if real. Hard to get footage of these things. Got a nice shot of the little power thing in the center. Tried brightness and contrast to bring out more details, but it didn’t work. Anyway.

posted on Oct, 7 2020 @ 02:59 PM
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originally posted by: Quantumgamer1776
a reply to: Blue Shift

Very cool, is this a picture you personally took or did you find it on mufon?

Link to MUFON.
www.mufoncms.com…

Street noise in the background, along with jet noise that doesn’t seem to be associated with it. I’m not saying it’s authentic. Submitted for your amusement.

Dig it, eh?!

 

David Fravor: UFOs, Aliens, Fighter Jets, and Aerospace Engineering | Lex Fridman Podcast #122

Lex Fridman
Sep 8, 2020

David Fravor is a navy pilot of 18 years and a primary witness in one of the most credible UFO sightings in history.

PODCAST INFO: Podcast website: lexfridman.com/podcast

An excellent interview. Lots of subjects covered.

“Here’s an article with Pilot Commander David Fravor telling you what he saw.” Link to post

Commander David Fravor witnessed the Tic Tac-shaped object perform extraordinary aerial maneuvers that no known human technology is capable of in November 2004. The former US Navy pilot said the UFO was unlike anything else he ever encountered.

Fravor recounted the perplexing encounter in a podcast interview with Massachusetts Institute of Technology scientist Lex Fridman.

“This is not like, ‘we saw it and it was gone’, or ‘I saw lights in the sky and it’s gone’ – we watched this thing on a crystal clear day with four trained observers,” Fravor recalled.

The ex-pilot said that any time he tried to get close to the object it rapidly accelerated and was gone in less than a second. “I remember telling the guy in my back seat, ‘Dude, I dunno about you but I’m pretty weirded out.’”

After landing, Fravor mentioned the UFO to a colleague, Chad Underwood, who successfully located the unidentified phenomena only for it to jam his radar. “He’s telling the radar, ‘Stare down the line of sight, whatever is there I want you to grab it and build a trace file on it,’ which will tell you where it is, how fast it is and the direction that it’s going,” Fravor explained to Fridman.

“The radar is smart enough that when the signal comes back if it’s been messed with, it will tell you – it will give you indications that it’s being jammed …. It’s being jammed into about every mode you can see … You can tell it’s being jammed,” he added.

www.rt.com…

The awesomeness knows no bounds.

ETA Hey, here’s the part everyone is curious about…

Was the Tic Tac UFO human-made or alien-made technology? | David Fravor and Lex Fridman

Lex Clips
Sep 8, 2020

 

Focke Achgelis Drache

 

Focke Achgelis Drache

Abel Basti

Focke Achgelis Drache, los helicópteros del Tercer Reich. Ideales para escapar (de noche)…

Focke Achgelis Drache, the helicopters of the Third Reich. Ideal to escape (at night)…

Helicopters are not very stealthy, but, okay…

 

typhoon

A Royal Air Force Eurofighter Typhoon out of RAF Cosford.

There was a UFO sighting at Cosford, at least once. It’s in the literature.

I visited the base in 1991 and it was a fun stop. They have an excellent museum there.

No mention anywhere of their mysterious visitor.

Naturally.

 

Glowing Purple UFO Flies Over Houses in Scotland

AliensAreUndeniable
Mar 29, 2020

Location: Greenock, Scotland

Date: 28/03/2020

Time of day: 8pm approx.

Details: This glowing, slow-moving object was one of multiple similar objects sighted passing over a residential area adjacent to the river Clyde and approximately 3 km from Her Majesty’s Naval Base, Clyde (AKA Faslane). The spotter/cameraman is a resident who recorded the objects from his window using a handheld video camera (the window faces in the general direction of Faslane base). No sound potentially originating from this object is audible in the video, and the spotter has indicated that all of the objects were silent. The light emitted by the object is very bright (from 01:30 minutes the planet Venus is visible on the left for comparison) and purplish in colour. The object is lost sight of as it disappears from view behind a building.

Reasons for inclusion: Silent. Lights differ from those of conventional aircraft. Proximity to observer. Proximity to a large body of water and a facility containing nuclear armaments. Quality of footage.

Well, gol dang it, this capture is pretty neat, too!

 

The Paperclip Boys

The Paperclip Boys

They gave us the Moon, man.

Major props to the photographer, too! It’s perfect.