The decades-old probe is currently more than 14 billion miles away from our planet and has detected a "hum" of plasma.
A Black Brant XII rocket launched from Wallops Island will release a colorful cloud of barium vapor that should be visible to millions across parts of the U.S.
American space officials and others accused Beijing of acting recklessly for allowing the debris from the rocket to fall back to earth in a seemingly uncontrolled manner over the weekend.
NASA Administrator Bill Nelson said: "It is clear that China is failing to meet responsible standards regarding their space debris."
The rocket will help scientists study the Earth's magnetic field lines by releasing a cloud of vapor.
Ingenuity will ascend to an altitude of 16 feet during its next flight.
It is imperative that space be deemed a strategic component of critical national infrastructure.
"Exploration is a global endeavor, each milestone contributing to humanity's understanding of the universe, and we look forward to China's contributions to increased scientific understanding," NASA told Newsweek.
The same model of rocket, a Long March 5B, is expected to re-enter Earth's atmosphere this year. But it is not clear where.
To mark National Astronaut Day, astronaut Mike Fincke told Newsweek about the highs and lows of spending over a year in space—including the nail-biting moment a spacewalk went wrong.
NASA-SpaceX mission control and the crew shared a joke after the Crew Dragon capsule splashed down safely.
Four astronauts returned to Earth in the first nighttime splashdown by a U.S. crew since the Apollo 8 moonshot in 1968.
The U.S. space agency has been running an imaginary scenario in which Earth is due to be hit by a hypothetical space rock.
A Chinese astronaut has never set foot inside the ISS. Now, Beijing has begun the process of putting its own space lab in orbit.
The pretend impact scenario sees an asteroid heading towards central Europe, and will aim to see "who the key players are in a disaster event."
The space agency has been working on a Mars glider prototype for years, and in a recent Q&A scientists said it would be possible to fly one on the Red Planet.
A supermoon occurs when the full moon's orbit is closest to Earth, making it appear brighter and larger.
Keen observers may notice the full moon appearing bright in the sky this week as it gets slightly closer to us than usual.
NASA announced this week it will conduct a hypothetical asteroid impact scenario to see how international organizations react.
Astronauts representing Japan and the European Space Agency were also on-board the craft.
Perseverance took some of Mars' CO2-rich atmosphere and created enough oxygen to allow an astronaut to breathe for 10 minutes.
An expert tells Newsweek about how long it takes these cosmic behemoths to die, why they're here, and what we're trying to figure out about them.
The launch will see four astronauts board a Dragon capsule on top of a Falcon 9 rocket—both of which have flown before.
"We have been thinking for so long about having our Wright brothers moment on Mars, and here it is," MiMi Aung said.
The little helicopter flew in the early hours of Monday, and photos were beamed back to Earth hours later. It marks the first time humanity has conducted powered flight on another planet.
"Showing something is possible is the first step in making it routine," researcher Jonathan Black told Newsweek.
"We're seeing two supermassive black holes, a larger one with 200 million solar masses [more than the sun] and a smaller companion weighing half as much," the NASA astrophysicist said.
A software issue has prevented the little helicopter from taking off so far, but a fix is now underway.
The biggest of the three space rocks due to zoom past our planet could be as large as the Eiffel Tower is tall.