The information: NASA has flown an plane on one other planet for the primary time. On Monday, April 19, Ingenuity, a 1.8-kilogram drone helicopter, took off from the floor of Mars, flew up about three meters, then swiveled and hovered for 40 seconds. The historic second was livestreamed on YouTube, and Ingenuity captured the photograph above with one in all its two cameras. “We will now say that human beings have flown a rotorcraft on one other planet,” mentioned MiMi Aung, the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter mission supervisor at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, at a press convention. “We, collectively, flew at Mars, and we, collectively, now have our Wright brothers second,” she added, referring to the primary powered airplane flight on Earth in 1903.
The truth is, Ingenuity carries a tribute to that well-known flight: a postage-stamp-size piece of fabric from the Wright brothers’ aircraft tucked beneath its photo voltaic panel.