NASA efficiently flew the Ingenuity helicopter on Mars on Monday, in response to knowledge and pictures despatched again to Earth.
“Altimeter data confirms that Ingenuity has performed its first flight – the first flight of a powered aircraft on another planet,” introduced an engineer within the Jet Propulsion Laboratory because the management room cheered.
A brief clip despatched again by the Perseverance rover confirmed the 4 pound chopper grounded at first, hovering three meters above the Martian floor, then touching again down.
Ingenuity itself sent back a still black-and-white image from its downward pointing digicam, exhibiting its personal shadow forged on the floor.
“We can now say that human beings have flown a rotorcraft on another planet!” mentioned lead engineer MiMi Aung to her workforce.
“We’ve been talking so long about our Wright brothers’ moment on Mars, and here it is,” she added.
The first powered flight on Earth was achieved by Orville and Wilbur Wright in 1903 in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.
A bit of cloth from that airplane has been tucked inside Ingenuity in honour of that feat.
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