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First Flight of Ingenuity Mars Helicopter

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First Flight of Ingenuity Mars Helicopter – LIVE from Mission Control – 19 April 

The drone, called Ingenuity, was airborne for less than a minute.  But Nasa is celebrating what represents the first powered, controlled flight by an aircraft on another world.

It was a perfect first attempt at a powered flight on another planet on Monday, April 19. Don’t miss your chance to watch live again with the helicopter team in mission control beginning as they received the data.  The team was excited to see the successful flight despite it’s brief appearance.

Ingenuity was taken to the Red Planet strapped to the belly of the Perseverance rover 18 February 2021.  Did you see it?  Were you watching?

Ingenuity will be commanded to fly higher and further as engineers seek to test the limits of the technology.

Getting airborne on the Red Planet is not easy. The atmosphere is very thin, just 1% of the density here at Earth. This gives the blades on a rotor craft very little to bite into to gain lift. Ingenuity was therefore made extremely light and given the power to turn those blades extremely fast. Over 2,500 revolutions per minute.

The space agency is promising more adventurous flights in the day’s ahead.

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