The first helicopter sent out of the earth’s boundary is scheduled to go through the first test flight in the Martian sky on 11 April. The little helicopter was sent there in the Perserevarance rover by the American Space Agency (NASA).
Ingenuity, the Mars Helicopter, will make its first attempt at powered, controlled flight on another planet for the first time in the history
As informed publicly by NASA, a livestream confirming Ingenuity’s first flight is scheduled to begin nearly at 3:30 a.m. EDT on Monday,
April 12, on various channels including the NASA Television, the NASA app, and the agency’s website, and will also livestream on multiple agency social media platforms, including the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) YouTube and Facebook channels.
A preflight briefing is targeted at 1 p.m. EDT (10 a.m. PDT) on Friday, April 9. The briefing will provide the latest details on the helicopter’s operations and what to expect on the first flight day.
The helicopter had reached at Mars’ Jezero Crater on 18 February, having been attached to the belly of NASA’s Perseverance rover.
Scientists say if the helicopter completes its test successfully, the event will be comparable to the invention of the aeroplane by the Wright brothers back in 1903.