The First Interplanetary Helicopter is on Its Way to Mars

The first interplanetary helicopter is on its way to Mars
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The first helicopter designed to fly on another planet is now on its way to Mars. NASA’s Mars helicopter , called Ingenuity, is hitching a ride to the Red Planet with the agency’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover , which lifted off on an Atlas V rocket from Florida’s Cape Canaveral Air Force Station today (July 30). Tucked beneath the rover’s belly, Ingenuity will spend the next six months en route to Mars. The mission is scheduled to land on Mars on Feb. 18, 2021, and within the next […] An artist’s impression of NASA’s Mars helicopter Ingenuity. (Image credit: NASA)

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