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Ingenuity Mars Chopper Completes Challenging 4th Test Flight and Assumes Operational Support Role

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL –  NASA’s Ingenuity chopper completed its extremely challenging 4th test flight on Friday, April 30, by again flying faster and farther than ever before – far surpassing all prelaunch objectives during testing on Earth while making history as humanity’s first aircraft to fly beyond Earth. And because of that and the fact that

NASA Ingenuity Chopper Completes Higher 2nd Test Flight Captures 1st Aerial Color Image of Mars

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL –  NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter successfully completed its second and more ambitious test flight on Mars on April 22 of the first powered aircraft to fly beyond Earth and simultaneously also captured the first ever aerial color image of the Red Planet – a dramatic view of the rovers tracks crisscrossing the Red Planet’s

NASA Ingenuity Helicopter Targets Ambitious 2nd Martian Test Flight to ‘Go Bigger’ on April 22

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL –  Following up on the paradigm shifting history making 1st flight of NASA’s experimental Ingenuity mini helicopter earlier this week on Monday, April 19, the gleeful chopper team is now targeting early Thursday, April 22, for the 2nd and more ambitious test flight of the first powered aircraft beyond Earth – on the

NASA Ingenuity Helicopter Succeeds Brilliantly at Historic 1st Test Flight on Another World – Mars !

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – In a paradigm shifting moment for space exploration human ingenuity triumphed under the most trying of flight conditions early this Monday morning when NASA’s experimental Ingenuity mini helicopter succeeded brilliantly at accomplishing its history making attempt at making the first powered flight by an aircraft beyond Earth – on the Planet Mars!

NASA Targets Mars Helicopter Ingenuity Historic Test Flight Apr 19 after Software Update and Successful Spin Test: Watch Live

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – NASA is targeting early Monday, April 19, for the history making first ever controlled test flight of the experimental Ingenuity Mars helicopter on the Red Planet after successfully updating the software to avoid glitches that postponed the inaugural test from last week and then completing a required high speed spin test of the

Ginny and Percy Together! Perseverance Snaps Spectacular 1st Selfie with Ingenuity Helicopter on Mars Ahead of Historic Flight: Mosaic

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – Ginny and Percy together on Mars in 1st joint Selfie! NASA’s Perseverance rover has just snapped her first ever selfie on Mars this week on April 6, or Sol 46 – as well as its also being the first joint selfie with the experimental Ingenuity Mars helicopter on the Red Planet – –

Ingenuity Helicopter Survives 1st Frigid Martian Night Alone and Readies for Historic Flight!

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – NASA’s experimental solar powered Ingenuity Mars Helicopter has safely survived its first frigid night standing alone and all on its own power overnight on Monday, April 5, Sol 44, after being safely deployed to the ‘Martian Flight Field’ on Sunday, April 4, and carefully dropped from the attach point on the belly of

Touchdown Confirmed – Ingenuity Helicopter Deployed on Martian Flight Field for Historic Flight!

  For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – Touchdown confirmed!  NASA’s experimental solar powered Ingenuity Mars Helicopter has been safely deployed to the ‘Martian Flight Field’ after being carefully dropped from attach point on the belly of the Perseverance rover where its been hanging this past week after completing the methodical step by step unfolding, swing down and deployment

NASA Retargets Ingenuity 1st Flight Test to NET April 11 as Perseverance Rover Images Martian Terrain: Mosaics

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – NASA has slightly delayed the 1st flight test flight of the experimental Ingenuity Mars Helicopter by three days and retargeted it to NET April 11, the agency announced, after completing the methodical step by step unfolding, swing down and deployment of all four graphite composite landing legs this past week leaving the $80

NASA’s Ingenuity Helicopter Deploys All 4 Landing Legs Down Ahead of 1st Flight Test on Mars: Mosaic

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – NASA’s experimental Ingenuity Mars Helicopter has just successfully deployed all four landing legs after carrying out a methodical step by step approach this past week on Mars to safely and carefully unfurl the $80 million rotorcraft this week and hanging down from the stowed attach point on the belly of the Perseverance rover