#PerseveranceRover

.Houston, TX, USA
The Perseverance rover landed on Mars in February this year. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@NASAPersevere)

  • The video is nearly three minutes long
  • The blades of the copter are spinning at nearly 2,400 rpm while airborne
  • The video was captured at Jezero Crater, the landing site of the rover

.Houston, TX, USA
Ingenuity's exploits have captured the public's imagination since it made its first flight on April 19. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@NASA)

  • Ingenuity to assist in Perseverance rover's search for past signs of microbial life
  • The mini chopper still has two more of its slated original flights
  • It keeps warm with a solar-powered heater

.Houston, TX, USA
(Photo Credit: Twitter/@NASAJPL)

  • The Perseverance rover filmed the helicopter's entire flight
  • The videos would be shared by NASA 
  • NASA is preparing for a fourth flight

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
NASA's Perseverance rover landed on Mars on February 18. (Photo credit: Twitter/@NASA)

  • The technology demonstration took place on April 20
  • The process produces carbon monoxide as a byproduct
  • NASA's Perseverance rover has also directly recorded the sounds of Mars for the first time

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
NASA's experimental Mars helicopter Ingenuity hovers above the surface of Mars (Photo Credits: AP/PTI Photo)

  • NASA has made history by successfully flying the mini helicopter Ingenuity on Mars
  • The rotorcraft's first flight lasted 39.1 seconds 
  • Ingenuity is not gathering scientific data about Mars or aiding in the search for past microbial life

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
What looks like a child's spindly toy, the Ingenuity has a small solar panel for charging the helicopter's six lithium batteries. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@NASA)

  • Ingenuity is NASA's robotic helicopter sent to Mars along with the Perseverence rover
  • It will serve as a technology demonstrator for the potential use of flying probes on other worlds
  • Launched on July 30, 2020, from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, it landed on Mars on February 18, 2021

The Ingenuity helicopter weighs about 1.8 kilograms. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@NASA)

  • It is the first-ever powered, controlled flight conducted on another planet
  • The flight was originally planned for April 11 but was postponed over a software issue 
  • The Ingenuity helicopter's blades rotate at a speed of 2,500 rpm

.Houston, TX, USA
The Ingenuity copter was aboard the rover sent to Mars. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@NASA)

  • The copter is scheduled to take off on Sunday at 10:54 pm US ET
  • The device will hover 10 feet over the Jezero Crater on Mars
  • "The helicopter is good, it's looking healthy", a top NASA official said

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
The renowned Australian singer Sia has collaborated with NASA for her new music video “Floating Through Space”. (photo credit: YouTube Screengrab/ Sia)

  • Sia's music video celebrates the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter, which landed on the Red Planet on February 18 
  • Released on April 7 on Sia’s official youtube channel, the song gives a closer look at the helicopter
  • “Floating through Space” was also featured in Sia’s directorial debut Music

.Houston, TX, USA
Perseverance was launched on July 30, 2020, and landed on the surface of Mars on February 18, 2021. (Photo Credits: Representational Image/Unsplash)

  • NASA engineers are studying possible routes for longer rover voyages on Mars
  • They are also preparing for the first flight of a helicopter drone carried by the rover
  • Deputy Mission manager said no major problems experienced so far