Get Ready to Experience the First Flight in Mars with Ingenuity: NASA

The first helicopter sent out of the earth’s boundary is to go through the first test flight in the Martian sky on 11 April. The little helicopter was sent there in the Perseverance rover by the American Space Agency (NASA). Ingenuity, the Mars Helicopter, will make its first attempt at powered, controlled flight on the planet other than the earth.

As informed publicly by NASA,  a livestream confirming Ingenuity’s first flight will  begin nearly at 3:30 a.m. EDT on Monday, April 12. NASA will broadcast the event on various channels including the NASA Television, the NASA app, and the agency’s website. Moreover, other multiple agency’s social media platforms, including the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) YouTube channel will livestream the flight..

NASA has targeted a preflight briefing at 1 p.m. EDT (10 a.m. PDT) on Friday, April 9. The briefing  will provide the latest details on the helicopter’s operations and what to expect on the first flight day.

The helicopter had reached at Mars’ Jezero Crater on 18 February, being attached to the belly of NASA’s Perseverance rover.

Scientists say if the helicopter completes its test successfully, the event will be comparable to the invention of the airplane by the Wright brothers back in 1903.

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