NASA shared an amazing 3D video of its Mars helicopter Ingenuity's third successful flight on the Red Planet.
NASA's Mars rover Perseverance is scheduled to touch down on the Red Planet on Feb. 18, 2021. The new rover will search for signs of habitable environments on Mars and evidence of past microbial life. It will also cache samples of the Red Planet to return to Earth for a future Mars sample-return mission. See the latest news about NASA's Perseverance Mars rover here!
For the past five weeks, Perseverance has been focused primarily on supporting and documenting the flights of NASA's Ingenuity helicopter. But the rover has been doing some science work, too.
Ingenuity made its fifth Martian flight today (May 7), cruising to a new patch of ground on its first one-way trip on the Red Planet.
NASA's Perseverance rover captured the whirring of Ingenuity's fast-spinning rotors during the little chopper's fourth Red Planet flight, which took place on April 30.
Ingenuity is scheduled to make its fifth Martian flight today (May 7), a jaunt that will be unlike anything the 4-lb. (1.8 kilograms) chopper has attempted so far.
Xilinx's radiation-resistant integrated circuits help power cameras and instruments on NASA's Perseverance rover.
NASA's Mars helicopter Ingenuity will keep flying for an additional 30 days (at least), the agency announced today (April 30).
Ingenuity aced its fourth-ever Martian flight this morning (April 30), going farther and faster than it ever had before.
NASA's Mars helicopter Ingenuity was supposed to get a real workout this morning (April 29), but things didn't go as planned.
After three successful test flights, NASA's Mars helicopter Ingenuity is ready to push the envelope in the skies of the Red Planet.
NASA's Mars helicopter Ingenuity broke new ground during its latest Red Planet flight, as video of the sortie shows.
Ingenuity aced its third-ever Martian flight early this morning (April 25), adding to its already impressive resume.
NASA's history-making Mars helicopter Ingenuity will make its third Red Planet flight this weekend, if all goes according to plan.
President Joe Biden tweeted his support for the Ingenuity team after the little helicopter's record-setting Mars flight on Monday (April 19).
NASA's Ingenuity helicopter took to the skies above Mars' Jezero Crater again early this morning (April 22), just three days after making history with its first Red Planet flight.
The Mars helicopter will attempt its second flight above the Red Planet on Thursday (April 22) at 5:30 a.m. EDT (0930 GMT).