Mars Helicopter Survives First Freezing Night On Martian Surface, All Eyes On April 11 First Flight

Mars Helicopter Survives First Freezing Night On Martian Surface, All Eyes On April 11 First Flight

In a major boost to NASA's mission to the red planet, the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter—the first aircraft to attempt a controlled and powered atmospheric fight on another planet—successfully survived its first night on the Martian surface on 4th April, 2021. The 4-pound (1.8 kgs) rotorcraft was 'dropped off' at a chosen site on the Jezero Crater by the Perseverance rover on 3rd April.

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