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NASA’s Ingenuity will make its first attempt at flight over Mars surface

NASA is hoping for a “Wright Brothers second” Monday when it sends its miniature Ingenuity helicopter buzzing over the surface of Mars — the first powered, managed flight of an plane on one other planet. 

If all goes in accordance with plan, the 4-pound copter is predicted to rise as much as an altitude of 10 ft above the Martian surface, hover in place for 30 seconds after which rotate earlier than gently touchdown on all 4 legs. 

Although a modest debut, NASA is likening Ingenuity’s flight check to the Wright Brothers’ first managed flight of a motor-driven airplane close to Kitty Hawk, North Carolina in 1903, masking simply 120 ft in 12 seconds. 

“The second our workforce has been ready for is nearly right here,” stated MiMi Aung, Ingenuity mission supervisor, at a latest briefing at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) close to Los Angeles.

This NASA photo shows NASA's Ingenuity helicopter unlocking its rotor blades, allowing them to spin freely, on April 7, 2021
This NASA picture reveals NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter unlocking its rotor blades, permitting them to spin freely, on April 7, 2021
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