Helicopter Ingenuity’s Successful Flight Over Mars: NASA makes history
Helicopter Ingenuity’s Successful Flight Over Mars: NASA makes history : NASA’s Helicopter Ingenuity has become the first craft to complete its first successful powered flight to another planet, NASA announced Monday. The announcement came after NASA waited three hours for data to arrive on Earth after traveling 150 million miles from the red planet Mars. Thus NASA has made history with the successful flight of Helicopter Ingenuity to Mars for the first time.
03:22 BST takes off on the first flight to the red planet. The ૪lb’s Ingenuity flew at 2,500rpm with its carbon fiber wings, flew 10 feet into the air, circled around, captured photographs, and landed again. NASA said it would send another helicopter backup in the next few days to allow the Ingenuity to fly more than 10 feet. The space agency said it hopes to create a series of more adventurous flights ahead.
Ingenuity spent 2.1 seconds in the air
NASA said Ingenuity spent 2.1 seconds in the air. Flying to Mars was actually a challenge as the planet’s atmosphere at ground level is only one percent that of Earth. Ingenuity was scheduled to take off on April 11, but the flight was delayed due to a problem with the flight control software. NASA engineers changed the control system software and enabled the Ingenuity to fly.
Ingenuity will be able to send more comprehensive data to Mars. If NASA can enable Ingenuity to fly larger after sending backups, this American helicopter will be able to bring data to these places on Mars where the Perseverance Rover cannot reach.
Ingenuity’s flight to Mars is a significant success. The helicopter was paired with the Perseverance Rover and landed on Mars. The rover arrived in the Jijero Crater on February 18. Notably, NASA began receiving statistics about three hours after the helicopter took off.
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