Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Camera. How nasa's mars helicopter ingenuity can fly. Ingenuity flew to mars attached to the belly of perseverance, landing inside jezero with the $2.7 billion rover on feb.
The mars helicopter, ingenuity, is a technology demonstration to test powered flight on another world for the first time. Ingenuity is a demonstration meant to test nasa's rotorcraft technology on another planet. Nasa on monday will attempt to fly a miniature helicopter above the surface of mars in what would be the first powered, controlled flight of an aircraft on another planet.
Nasa's ingenuity helicopter on mars on april 7.
While the photos will be a nice perk, the goal of the helicopter test is to obtain engineering data that will be used to build larger, more ambitious helicopters for operation on mars. When nasa's mars perseverance rover touches down on the red planet on thursday, it will arrive with a lot of precious cargo. 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. The agency has confirmed that the flight was successful, and ingenuity safely touched back down on the martian surface.