Should NASA Send An ‘Albatross’ To Mars? How A New Bird-Like Sailplane Could Reveal The Red Planet’s Secrets

Should NASA Send An ‘Albatross’ To Mars?  How A New Bird-Like Sailplane Could Reveal The Red Planet’s Secrets

Engineers have designed a motorless sailplane that can soar over the Martian surface for days at a … [+] time like an Albatross, using only wind energy for propulsion. getty NASA’s little Ingenuity Mars Helicopter drone on Mars has been a complete success. Sent to the red planet strapped to the Perseverance rover in 2020, … Read more

Ingenuity Was Supposed to Have Only 5 Flights. Watch Its Glorious 25th Flight on Mars!

Ingenuity Was Supposed to Have Only 5 Flights.  Watch Its Glorious 25th Flight on Mars!

When Mars helicopter Ingenuity was packed off on a one-way trip to the red planet, its engineers had a plan for five flights. That didn’t mean more flights were not on the cards; in fact, it’s normal for NASA’s spacecraft mission parameters to be set conservatively. But late last year, NASA extended the mission indefinitely, … Read more

NASA satellite spots helicopter flying on Mars’ surface

NASA satellite spots helicopter flying on Mars’ surface

The Ingenuity Mars helicopter that accompanies the Perseverance rover has been spotted by a satellite orbiting the Red Planet. NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) spotted Ingenuity with its HiRISE camera, which can capture 28-gigabit images in only six seconds. Ingenuity’s rotors only span four feet (1.2 meters), making the image an impressive capture. HiRISE is … Read more