Mars Helicopter Deployed For Flight Test

Ingenuity helicopter.
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
CAPE CANAVERAL—NASA’s Mars Ingenuity helicopter has been deployed from the Perseverance rover, kicking off a 31-day test campaign to demonstrate powered flight on another planet. Ingenuity’s first hurdle was to survive the frigid Martian night unprotected by the rover, which completed a six-day...
Irene Klotz

Irene Klotz is Senior Space Editor for Aviation Week, based in Cape Canaveral. Before joining Aviation Week in 2017, Irene spent 25 years as a wire service reporter covering human and robotic spaceflight, commercial space, astronomy, science and technology for Reuters and United Press International.

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