Monday, April 19, 2021

NASA: First Flight of the Ingenuity Helicopter

Mars helicopter on sol 46

NASA presents the "First Flight of the Ingenuity Helicopter: Live from Mission Control" (47 Min)

Most of the flight footage is at about the 6 minute mark. The chopper appears to have flown for about 30 seconds, in an atmosphere 1% as dense as Earth’s at Sea Level.

There will several more tests (at least five) according to Wikipedia.

This is the first flight of a human made aircraft on another planet. 

Here is a NASA HD video of the actual flight.

Wikipedia embed shows the device (p.d., click for attribution) 

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