Mars Helicopter Nears April 11 Flight Test

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
CAPE CANAVERAL—NASA’s 4-lb. Ingenuity helicopter has reached its test airfield on Mars in preparation for the first attempt at powered flight beyond Earth. Hailed as a “Wright Brothers” moment, the first of up to five flight tests is targeted for no earlier than April 11, with data expected back to...
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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