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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

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

Perseverance Rover Snaps 1st Mastcam-Z 360-Degree Hi-Def Pano of Dazzling Mars Landing Site

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL –  Three Sols, or Martian Days, after surviving the ‘7 minutes of Terror’ and accomplishing a safe touchdown NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover snapped her first high-definition 360-degree panorama around her Mars landing site and new home at Jezero Crater on Feb. 21, using the rover’s Mastcam-Z instrument. NASA released the Mastcam-Z panorama on Feb.

ULA Completes Wet Dress Rehearsal of Atlas V Rocket for NASA Mars Perseverance Rover Launch: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM PLAYALINDA BEACH, FL – The joint United Launch Alliance and NASA launch team completed the critical launch countdown Wet Dress Rehearsal or WDR demonstration test Monday afternoon – thereby achieving a major milestone towards liftoff of NASA’s Mars Perseverance Rover a month from now on the firms venerable Atlas V rocket. It was a beautiful sunny