NASA Flies Helicopter on Mars Ingenuity has successful first flight says NASA
Washington: NASA, the US space agency, has made another new history. NASA helicopter Ingenuity, which was sent to Mars, has made a successful flight for the first time today. This is the first time in history that this has happened. The flight of this helicopter had the attention of the whole world. This historic event was broadcast live from NASA.
At around 3.30pm, the Ingenuity helicopter took off from a makeshift helipad built in the Jejero crater on Mars, NASA said. This is considered historic as it is the first time a helicopter has flown on a planet other than Earth. The helicopter landed again after flying about 10 feet high. It starts at about 30 seconds.
“Ingenuity has performed its first flight – the first flight of a powered aircraft on another planet!”
– NASA (@NASA) April 19, 2021
NASA’s Ingenuity rotorcraft took flight based on its four carbon-fiber blades. It is known that these leaves rotate 2500 times per minute. This speed is about five times the rotating speed of a helicopter’s wings on Earth. Since the atmosphere on Mars is 100 times lighter than Earth’s, the capacity of the leaves is higher.
Named Ingenutti, the US helicopter will be able to reach places on Mars where rovers cannot reach. The helicopter was scheduled to take off on April 11, but for some reason it could not take off.
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