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Ingenuity - Mini helicopter takes off

INASA mini helicopter photographs Mars surface and itself

INASA mini helicopter photographs Mars surface and itself
Image Credit: NASA

News from Feb 18, 2021

Even though the flight only lasted 30 seconds and the drone only took off about three meters above the surface of Mars, the launch of Ingenuity was a great success. It showed that the technology works and that controlled flight on another planet is possible. Filming was done with Ingenuity's navigation camera, which autonomously recorded the surface of the Red Planet and itself during the flight.

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