After three amazing years, and with parts purchased straight from SparkFun, the Mars Ingenuity Helicopter makes its final flight.

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We're wrapping up Women's History Month by talking about the influence of work traditionally done by women on the fields of computer science and engineering. From using binary code to manually weaving memory cores for the Apollo Missions, women have been at the forefront of many innovations in the industry without proper credit.

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The human urges to make up stories and look up at the night sky are nothing new. You might be able to track stars or calculate orbits with your new limited edition Constellation Board, but what did astronomers do before computers? Join me on a journey back in time to find out how astronomy has evolved since ancient times!

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Happy National Radio Day!

Today is National Radio Day, and we've got tons of exciting info for you about radio, as well as some of our own radio tuner boards on sale!

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A closer look at the open-source technology NASA has deployed on the tiny Martian helicopter

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SpaceX's newest rocket is almost ready for its debut. And it's a monster.

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Autonomous robots designed to navigate extra-terrestrial terrain

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An unsung hero of the Space Race earns her place among the stars.

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Colorado Space Grant student project

SparkFun: helping people throw stuff into space since 2003

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CubeSats will soon be traveling beyond LEO, and are available in a new compact size. We check in with the people pushing the limits.

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Dave and Mike launch a red SparkFun box on a weather balloon to the edge of the atmosphere.

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Taking the high road

Mike and Pete take a road trip to an innovative aerospace conference to find out more about the final frontier for amateur spacecraft makers

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Dave talks about recent adventures taking radio equipment up mountains, and marveling at Mars.

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Check out the tutorial from SparkFun engineer Aaron's HAB launch.

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We take a trip to check out a different version of DIY and make some new friends on the way.

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Director of Engineering Pete Dokter plots the data from a rocket launch - and suggests a new method for testing SparkFun products!

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