Tag: Ingenuity

Ingenuity has flown

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. The image shows the shadow cast by Ingenuity on the surface of Mars. You can […]

Getting ready for takeoff

The Mars helicopter, Ingenuity is being readied for its first flight. The target date will be “from 8 Apr 2021” for Ingenuity to make the first attempt at powered, controlled flight of an aircraft on another planet. Before the 4-pound (1.8-kilogram) rotorcraft can attempt its first flight, however, both it and its team must meet […]

Mars 2020 – Progress

Mars 2020 is a NASA mission to Mars which launched from Earth on 30 July 2020 at 12:50 GMT and is due to land on Mars on 18 Feb 2021 at the Jezero Crater. https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/mission/overview/ The spacecraft is carrying the Perseverance rover which will land on the surface of Mars. The Perseverance rover will seek […]