Thursday, April 1, 2021

Astro-Calendar: 2021 April / 1st Flight of Mars Helicopter in April

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NASA's Ingenuity Robotic Helicopter is shown on Mars, attached to the underside of the Perseverance Rover in fully vertical position with fully deployed legs before detaching from the rover. NASA plans to conduct the first test flight of Ingenuity sometime this month, no earlier than April 11.

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