Thursday, April 1, 2021

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

                    Ingenuity Helicopter with fully deployed legs.png

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.

More information: https://mars.nasa.gov/technology/helicopter/

 (Image Sources: NASA, Wikipedia.org, By NASA - https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/multimedia/raw-images/SI1_0039_0670409192_132ECM_N0031392SRLC07000_000085J, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=102686127)

Astronomical Calendar for 2021 April ---
Link >>> https://buhlplanetarium4.tripod.com/astrocalendar/2021.html#apr

 Related Blog Post ---

"Astro-Calendar: 2021 March / Space Station Space-walk March 5 AM."

Monday, 2021 March 1.

Link >>> https://spacewatchtower.blogspot.com/2021/03/astro-calendar-2021-march-space-station.html


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            Thursday, 2021 April 1.

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