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The Mars Ingenuity helicopter opens the rotor blades to prepare for the first flight on the Red Planet

The Mars Ingenuity helicopter has unlocked the two rotor blades as preparations continue for the first flight, which is scheduled to take place no earlier than Sunday (April 11).

Ingenuity arrived on Mars on February 18 with NASA. Persistence all-terrain vehicle, having made a long way to the Red Planet, thrusting into the belly of the rover. On April 4, the small helicopter parted ways with Perseverance, preparing to take to the skies for a month-long test campaign. If Sunday’s combat mission Ingenuity is successful, it will be the first to be guided and controlled. flight to another planet


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