Mars helicopter flight test promises Wright Brothers moment for NASA

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KSL.com 18 April, 2021 - 07:39pm 41 views

When will ingenuity fly on Mars?

NASA has rescheduled the first flight of its Ingenuity Mars helicopter to April 19th at 3:30AM ET, the agency announced Saturday. The four-pound helicopter that arrived on Mars on February 18th with its parent rover Perseverance has seen its first flight delayed a few times. The VergeNASA reschedules Ingenuity helicopter’s first flight on Mars for Monday

Did ingenuity fly on Mars yet?

NASA has recently confirmed that its Ingenuity mars mini-helicopter had successfully touched down on the red planet to prepare for its first flight. NASA Ingenuity is attached to the belly of NASA's Perseverance rover that touched down on Mars on February 18, 2021. Mashable IndiaNASA Delays First Flight Of Its Ingenuity Helicopter On Mars Yet Again!

There's never a boring day for a Mars rover!

JPL hasn't set a new flight date yet, and noted that it will take some time to beam up the software modifications and to validate them. The team has 30 Martian sols (or 31 Earth days) to get Ingenuity off the ground at least once before the rover is scheduled to move on. Since Ingenuity remains healthy, JPL officials added they are confident the helicopter will fly before its window closes.

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