Andrew Parsonson

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Andrew Parsonson is a space enthusiast and the founder of Rocket Rundown. He has worked as a journalist and blogger for various industries for over 5 years and has a passion for both fictional and real-life space travel. Currently, Andrew is the primary writer for Rocket Rundown as we look to expand our reach and credibility.

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The MOXIE instrument aboard NASA’ Perseverance rover extracts breathable air from the Martian atmosphere by separating oxygen atoms from carbon dioxide molecules.

NASA Perseverance rover extracts breathable oxygen from Martian air

A toaster-sized instrument aboard NASA's Perseverance rover has successfully extracted breathable oxygen from Martian air paving the way for future crewed missions to the...
The Chinese Space Station Telescope will carry out large sky surveys enabling scientist to solve the mysteries of the stars and very deep space.

Flagship-class Chinese telescope will operate alongside space station

A new optical space telescope China is developing to survey the sky will work in concert with the country's planned space station enabling it...
Amazon will begin to launch its Kuiper broadband internet satellites aboard nine Atlas V missions.

ULA signs contract with Amazon to launch nine Kuiper missions

United Launch Alliance has signed an agreement with Amazon to launch nine Atlas V missions carrying the company's Kuiper satellites. Kuiper Systems, a subsidiary of...
NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter is slated to take to the skies of the Red Planet for the first time early Monday, 19 April.

NASA to attempt maiden powered flight on Mars early tomorrow

NASA is now targeting no earlier than April 19 for the maiden flight of its Ingenuity Mars Helicopter. The flight is slated to occur...
Once they arrive in lunar orbit aboard an Orion spacecraft two members of a four-person crew will transfer to a SpaceX Starship lunar lander for their final leg to the surface of the Moon.

NASA award SpaceX $2.89 billion contract to build human-rated lunar lander

NASA announced April 16 that it had awarded a $2.89 billion contract to SpaceX for the development of a commercial human-rated lunar lander. Awarded under...