NASA’s Mars helicopter completes second, higher flight
After successful first flight, NASA wants to push Mars helicopter to its limits
NASA celebrates first historic helicopter flight on Mars
Live coverage: NASA confirms successful first flight of Mars helicopter
NASA schedules first Mars helicopter test flight for Monday
After some long-distance troubleshooting, NASA’s Ingenuity Mars helicopter will attempt the first flight of its kind on another world Monday in a demonstration that could open the door to a new era of interplanetary aerial scouts. Watch live at 6:15 a.m. EDT (1015 GMT) Monday as NASA officials receive signals confirming the outcome of the flight attempt.
Mars helicopter needs a software update before attempting first flight
NASA’s Mars helicopter ready for pre-flight checkouts
Mission controllers plan to unlock the blades on NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter and spin them up to more than 2,000 rpm for a test later this week, a bit of “calisthenics” before the rotorcraft’s first flight in the atmosphere of Mars as soon as this weekend, the helicopter’s operations lead said Monday.
Perseverance rover’s zoomable camera checks out on Red Planet
Scientists have confirmed the first zoomable camera on Mars is in top-top shape since arriving aboard NASA’s Perseverance rover in February, adding a long-distance survey capability to the robot’s scientific toolkit. The camera is now ready to capture high-definition video of the Ingenuity helicopter’s first flight in the Martian atmosphere later this month.