Above: The broken shell from which the bird arose (well, backshell. And helicopter, not bird. However you describe it, an eerie image from a mission that has gone amazingly well) – Ingenuity's picture of the Perseverance backshell in Jezero Grater from flight 26 on 19 April 2022.
Happy to share top billing with an image from an article by our fearless leader Michele Ferrara. My contribution this month (with my NASA SSA hat on) updates on the current status of the Ingenuity helicopter as it approaches Martian winter. We just caught that last flight in the article before going to digital print and, as of late, Ingenuity is official in hibernation mode awaiting more pleasant (by Mars standards) conditions on the ground.
Delighted to have as my first Solar System Ambassador article for the year the successful launch and delivery of the James Webb Space Telescope. With a hard cut-off for translation and publishing of February 15th for this issue, it was impossible to include the several significant updates to have occurred since the final edits went out for review. Just like the Perseverance article! Just like the DAVINCI+/VERITAS article! Something about trying to cover cutting-edge space science in a bi-monthly magazine translated into four languages…
Additional original content includes our fearless editor's extensive review of the detection and additional searching for Proxima b (with reports of the confirmation of Proxima d also coming just as this issue was version-locked for publication), as well as François Blateyron's article about sundials and the Shadows app – which I'd never before heard of before but am now inclined to try to expand the utility of the backyard garden.