NASA Ingenuity to be First Aircraft to Fly on Mars Written 24 February 2021


Mars Helicopter Ingenuity, named by Alabama High School Junior Vaneeza Rupani. | NASA/JPL-Caltech; Wikipedia; Public Domain

Aviation Today reports that NASA’s Ingenuity “will be the first aircraft to attempt controlled flight on another planet.” Ingenuity will attempt test flights on Mars in the spring and will “remain within a 0.6-mile (1-kilometer) radius of Perseverance so it can communicate wirelessly with the rover.” The Perseverance rover will communicate with relay orbiters around Mars to send the signal back to Earth.
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