NASA to attempt first controlled flight on Mars on Monday

Last Updated: Sunday, 18 April 2021 (16:41 IST)
New Delhi: American space agency NASA’s Helicopter is likely to make its first take off attempt on Monday.

is targeting no earlier than Monday, April 19, for the first flight of its Ingenuity at approximately 3:30 a.m. EDT (01 p.m. IST), the agency said in a media advisory.
 
“Data from the first flight will return to Earth a few hours following the autonomous flight. A livestream will begin at 6:15 a.m. EDT, as the helicopter team prepares to receive the data downlink in the Space Flight Operations Facility at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)” the advisory further said.
 
The Mars Helicopter, Ingenuity, is a technology demonstration to test powered flight on another world for the first time. (UNI)