Aerospace Insider Podcast: Episode 2 (Creating Ingenuity) 17 February 2021
AIAA’s Aerospace America gives voice to experts in the aviation and space fields who will define the future of air travel, space exploration, national security and much more. Hear first-hand accounts from special guests and learn how tomorrow begins today.
Episode 2: Creating Ingenuity
17 February 2021
Interview with NASA’s Bob Balaram, the chief engineer for Mars Helicopter Ingenuity.
Although NASA’s Perseverance rover landed on Mars, it can’t begin its task of analyzing and caching samples of Martian rocks and soil until it dispatches the little hitchhiker in its belly, known as the Mars Helicopter Ingenuity. This tiny rotorcraft could point the way toward a whole new way to explore the red planet. Cat Hofacker spoke to Bob Balaram, the chief engineer for Ingenuity.