In Focus

Introducing Ingenuity

NASA’s very first helicopter to fly on Mars

In April of this year, NASA made history, by proving that it is possible to create and sustain powered, controlled flight on Mars, despite its atmosphere being nearly 100 times thinner than that of Earth, with just one-third of the same gravitational pull.

Ingenuity was sent to the Red Planet aboard NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover in February to complete one mission: prove that it could fly in Mars’ atmosphere, which varies significantly from that of Earth.

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