Listen to Ingenuity fly on Mars! NASA releases first audio of the hum of the helicopter’s rotors

The world has seen a number of videos showing NASA‘s Ingenuity flying above the surface of Mars, but now, for the first time, we can hear the humming of its tiny rotors spinning. The low hum from blades spinning at more than 2,500 revolutions per minute is barely audible and almost sounds like a low-pitched, … Read more

NASA’s Ingenuity completes FOURTH flight on Mars that was ‘farther and faster than ever before’

NASA announced Friday that Ingenuity successfully completed its fourth flight, which saw the small helicopter ‘fly farther and faster than ever before.’ The $85 million drone traveled 872 feet (266 meters) at a height of 16 feet (5 meters) for two minutes. The American space agency received the data downlink at 1:39pm ET that showed the … Read more

NASA shares FIRST color aerial photos of surface of Mars taken by Ingenuity helicopter

NASA has shared the first color aerial images of the surface of Mars that were taken by Ingenuity during its second successful flight through the Martian atmosphere. The historic photographs were captured while the helicopter hovered 17 feet above the surface while it travels away from Perseverance, but manages to snap the rover’s tire marks. … Read more

NASA shares FIRST color aerial photos of the surface of Mars snapped by Ingenuity soaring 17ft above

NASA has shared the first color aerial images of the surface of Mars that were taken by Ingenuity during its second successful flight through the Martian atmosphere. The historic photographs were captured while the helicopter hovered 17 feet above the surface while it travels away from Perseverance, but manages to snap the rover’s tire marks. … Read more

NASA’s Perseverance and Ingenuity snap a selfie as the copter prepares for its first flight on Mars

‘Until we meet again’: The Perseverance rover and Ingenuity helicopter snap a selfie as the copter prepares for its first flight on Mars that is compared to the ‘Wright Brothers’ moment on Earth NASA released an image snapped by Perseverance with Ingenuity on Mars The rover used its onboard camera to snap the selfie of … Read more

Perseverance rover’s Ingenuity mini-chopper sends positive status report from Mars

Ingenuity, the mini-helicopter attached to NASA‘s Perseverance Mars rover, has sent its first status update to Earth in a milestone ahead of the first attempt at powered flight on the Red Planet. Mission controllers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California said on Saturday that the downlink from Ingenuity confirmed that the helicopter and … Read more

NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter prepares for July Mars 2020 mission

NASA is set to fly where no one has flown before – Mars’ atmosphere. The American space agency is gearing up to launch its Perseverance rover along with a terrestrial helicopter this summer that will soar through the layers of gas that hang over the Red Planet. Named Ingenuity, the copter will fly at an … Read more