After NASA's Historic First Flight: Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Update


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When is Mars helicopter first flight?

NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter captured this shot as it hovered over the Martian surface on April 19, 2021, during the first instance of powered, controlled flight on another planet. NASANASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Succeeds in Historic First Flight

Did the Mars helicopter fly?

“A lot of people thought it was not possible to fly at Mars,” says MiMi Aung, the project manager of Ingenuity at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). “There is so little air.” ... ET on April 19—in the midafternoon local time on Mars—the helicopter successfully completed its first flight. National GeographicNASA Mars helicopter makes history as first vehicle to fly on another planet

Did ingenuity fly on Mars?

Ingenuity, NASA's first helicopter flight on another planet, flies autonomously and has special features to help it stay aloft in the thin Martian atmosphere. Transmits flight data to the Perseverance rover, which relays it via satellite to Earth. The Wall Street JournalNASA’s Mars Helicopter Ingenuity Successfully Makes Historic First Flight

When does the Mars helicopter take off?

On Monday (April 19), the ultra-lightweight robot will try taking off into the Martian sky and if it succeeds, this maneuver will be the first powered, controlled flight on another planet. Ingenuity is scheduled to take off at 3:30 a.m. EDT (0730 GMT) on Monday, but its flight controllers are wary. Space.comNASA's Mars helicopter Ingenuity is ready to make its first flight attempt Monday

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Mars Helicopter Takeoff

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Success: NASA's Mars helicopter takes flight

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First Mars Flight Set For Monday Morning - AVweb

AVweb 19 April, 2021 - 12:30am

NASA has apparently fixed the software glitch on Ingenuity, the helicopter drone it landed on Mars, and the first flight is scheduled for 3:30 a.m. EDT Monday, April 19, just after our scheduled publication time. NASA will begin a live broadcast to review the data received back from Mars at 6:15 a.m. EDT.

It hovered – photographed its own shadow and landed upright. All telemetry was “Nominal”. Which sounds like a landing you can walk away from with a reusable aircraft as a bonus.

AvWeb – you can now change the headline to “Wright Brothers Fly On Mars” – as there was a scrap of the Wright Flyer on INGENUITY

And having seen the telemetry – it looks like it was a 10ft hover for about 30 secs. Nearly three times longer than THE FLYER’s first flight.

I wasn’t supposed to blab this but … Amazon is already eyeing this thing as a drone delivery vehicle for the million people that Elon wants to take to Mars. Jeff is going to build a fulfillment center there so it’s a natural for an INGENUITY type vehicle to do the dirty work of delivering their goodies to them. Airbus is even stepping up and figuring out how to supercool the motors on V2.0, et sub. Very cool.

It flew this morning. They have designated the landing area as Wright Brothers Field. IACO has also given a designation.

At the risk of being gullible John, Really? That would be so cool.

So they are now the “Interplanetary Civil Aviation Organization”?

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