Nasa's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter. The drone, called ingenuity, was airborne for less than a minute, but nasa is celebrating what represents the first powered, controlled flight by an. This is live from the surface of mars!
Nasa conducted its first flight on another planet early monday morning, a short hop for a small chopper named ingenuity which demonstrated technology that the helicopter arrived on mars along with the perseverance rover on feb. When nasa's mars 2020 perseverance rover launches from cape canaveral air force station in florida later this summer, an innovative experiment will ride along: Nasa's newest mars rover used a camera on the end of its robotic arm to snap this shot of itself with the ingenuity helicopter nearby.
All systems are a go as nasa plans to make history on the red planet monday.
Ingenuity is a small robotic helicopter that has been on mars since february 18, 2021, and is intended to make the first powered flight on a planet beyond earth. Nasa's mars helicopter has made its first appearance on the red planet. Nasa's newest mars rover used a camera on the end of its robotic arm to snap this shot of itself with the ingenuity helicopter nearby. Ingenuity may weigh only about 4 pounds (1.8 kilograms), but it has some outsize ambitions.