NASA Eyes April 8 For Mars Helicopter Flight Test

The helicopter's debris shield, a protective covering on the bottom of NASA’s Perseverance rover, was released on March 21.
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
CAPE CANAVERAL—NASA’s newly arrived Perseverance rover is preparing to dispatch a small helicopter that accompanied it to Mars for the first demonstration of powered flight on another planet. The rover on March 21 released a debris shield that protected the 4-lb. helicopter, named Ingenuity, during...

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