The Mars helicopter Ingenuity flew its 10th flight on Saturday (July 24) to pass its first 1-mile marker.
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!
Even as NASA's Mars helicopter Ingenuity has captured the imagination with flight after flight on the Red Planet, the chopper's rover companion has been hard at work doing science.
A new batch of images from the recent Ingenuity flight is helping NASA scientists to refine science goals for the Perseverance rover as it searches for signs of life on the Red Planet.
Given the highly successful and ongoing flights of NASA's Ingenuity helicopter on Mars, engineers are turning their attention to future aerial craft for the Red Planet.
Ingenuity spotted a heart-shaped track created when the Perseverance Mars rover took a slight detour, likely to investigate an interesting rock or patch of dirt.
NASA's experimental Mars helicopter, Ingenuity, has now flown nine times on the Red Planet, letting mission engineers test a host of capabilities that could pave the way for more Martian choppers.
NASA's Perseverance rover is picking up the pace on Mars thanks to technology that helps the robot avoid running into trouble.
NASA's Ingenuity helicopter, which landed on Mars with the agency's Perseverance rover in February, has now completed eight Red Planet flights — and it's far from done.
NASA's experimental Mars helicopter has now flown eight times on the Red Planet, traveling farther than scientists hoped would be possible.
NASA's Perseverance Mars rover has kicked off its highly anticipated science campaign with a Red Planet road trip.
Ingenuity took to the Martian skies again on Tuesday (June 6), making its first sortie since battling through an in-flight anomaly on May 22.
Ingenuity's handlers are prepping the little chopper for its seventh Martian flight, which will take place no earlier than Sunday (June 6).
NASA's Perseverance rover and Ingenuity helicopter have now called the Red Planet home for 100 Martian days.
NASA's Mars helicopter Ingenuity encountered some trouble on its latest Red Planet flight, but the little chopper soldiered through.
NASA's Mars helicopter Ingenuity landed with the Perseverance rover on the Red Planet in Feb. 2021 as part of the agency's Mars 2020 mission.
The Ingenuity team is preparing the little chopper for its sixth Red Planet flight, which is expected to take place in the next week.
NASA shared an amazing 3D video of its Mars helicopter Ingenuity's third successful flight on the Red Planet.
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.