Today, the Ingenuity #MarsHelicopter became the first aircraft in history to make a powered, controlled flight on another planet.
Join us for a news briefing at 2 p.m. ET (1800 UTC) for an analysis of Ingenuity’s first flight and what this means for NASA.
The participants are:
* Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator of NASA’s Science Mission Directorate
* Michael Watkins, JPL director
* MiMi Aung, Ingenuity Mars Helicopter project manager at JPL
* Bob Balaram, Ingenuity Mars Helicopter chief engineer at JPL
* Håvard Grip, Ingenuity Mars Helicopter chief pilot at JPL
* Justin Maki, Perseverance Mars rover imaging scientist and deputy principal investigator of Mastcam-Z instrument at JPL
Today, NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter became the first aircraft in history to make a powered, controlled flight on another planet. The Ingenuity team at the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California confirmed the flight succeeded after receiving data from the helicopter via NASA’s #Perseverance Mars rover at 6:46 a.m. EDT (3:46 a.m. PDT) -----------------------------------