Another one for the history books
The NASA Ingenuity Mars Helicopter was able to successfully liftoff and power a flight on Mars, marking the first time that any craft was able to do so on a planet that isn’t Earth – EVER! Data was received from the helicopter itself from NASA’s Perseverance Mars Rover, and so the Ingenuity team was able to confirm that the flight was a success. Although the helicopter was airborne for less than a minute (39.1 seconds, to be exact), it’s a major cause for celebration seeing as it’s the first controlled aircraft flight of its kind in the WORLD.
This is a revolutionary flight for NASA, along with the whole world really, because the Ingenuity project proved that the sky on Mars may not be the limit! NASA talked about the historic moment, saying:
“Ingenuity is the latest in a long and storied tradition of NASA projects achieving a space exploration goal once thought impossible”acting NASA Administrator, Steve Jurczyk
You can watch the video highlighting the Ingenuity flight HERE.