Awesome: We Just Flew The First Ever Aircraft On Another Planet


NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter became the first aircraft in history to make a powered, controlled flight on another planet. This is the💣.com

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On April 19, 2021 NASA’s Helicopter Ingenuity flown on Mars and Perseverance made video of helicopter’s successful lift off and landing on the surface of Red Planet. There is also first image from Ingenuity’s onboard camera during fly in Mars’s atmosphere. NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter took this shot while hovering over the Martian surface on April 19, 2021, during the first instance of powered, controlled flight on another planet. It used its navigation camera, which autonomously tracks the ground during flight. Basically Ingenuity Mars Helicopter was built by JPL, which also manages this technology demonstration project for NASA Headquarters. It is supported by NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate, and Space Technology Mission Directorate. NASA’s Ames Research Center and Langley Research Center provided significant flight performance analysis and technical assistance during Ingenuity’s development.

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