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NASA’s Ingenuity Helicopter Offloading from The Martian Surface

NASA’s Ingenuity Helicopter will attempt to take flight on the Red Planet early Monday morning. The confining factor is that the keen observers will be able to watch it live as the NASA team tracks this historic test from mission control.

Can the four legs of the tiny 4-pound ingenuity helicopter leave the Martian surface is this an intriguing fact that needs to be considered? If it does, it will become the first time NASA or any other space agency has successfully attained powered controlled flight on an alien planet. The claims of the scientists will prove correct and rightly so.Success would inculcate a new dimension to exploring the Red Planet, one that has never been seen before. You can watch the live stream through various links, and it will start around 3:30 a.m. EDT on Monday, April 12. NASA has declined to comment on when the images or the recording of the flight attempt will be available, but we are looking forward to it as keen beholders.

NASA has sorted out a plan for the countries in the West as the time is past midnight for them. NASA will be holding a news briefing to discuss the preliminary flight results at 11:00 a.m. EDT on the same day.  Importantly, the current schedule is subject to change “as engineers work on the deployments, preflight checks, and vehicle positioning of both Perseverance and Ingenuity,” according to NASA.

The team at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory will also be assessing the wind speeds at the Octavia Butler landing site and the concentration of power available to Ingenuity for its flight. Amelia Quon, Ingenuity chamber test engineer said, the helicopter was tested across various wind conditions, but it didn’t accurately resemble the conditions on Mars.

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