NASA Mars Helicopter Delivers Epic View of the Red Planet During Record Flight

Of all of the little area robots scattered throughout the cosmos proper now Ingenuity, NASA’s Mars helicopter, might be my favorite. It has vastly exceeded its unique mission objectives and is now buzzing round like an alien gnat throughout the pink sands of Mars, having fun with the fun of flight on one other world.

On Saturday, NASA dropped the most recent video of Ingenuity, permitting you to expertise these thrills for your self.

Throughout Ingenuity’s twenty fifth flight, on April 18, the little rotorcraft that would most definitely did. The autonomous flight coated a distance of two,310 ft — about 6.5 soccer fields — at a tempo of 12 miles per hour. It was a record-breaker, turning into the quickest and longest flight but (although, primarily based on how effectively its carried out on Mars, count on that document to be damaged too (no hex)) and the entire thing was recorded with the chopper’s downward-facing digicam.

You may see the video under:

“For our record-breaking flight, Ingenuity’s downward-looking navigation digicam supplied us with a panoramic sense of what it might really feel like gliding 33 ft above the floor of Mars at 12 miles per hour,” stated Teddy Tzanetos, who leads the Ingenuity staff out of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California.    

Ginny, as its affectionately identified, lately skilled a brief bout of silence after getting into a low-power state, it is nearly able to fly once more. Its subsequent flight will likely be its twenty ninth. Not unhealthy for a helicopter that was solely imagined to make 5 flights in 30 days. Perhaps subsequent time it will even discover a secret doorway.

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