Mars helicopter first flight: Nasa to check Ingenuity


This small helicopter is ready to be the primary to fly on one other planet.

Ingenuity is a 1.8kg (4lb) helicopter that travelled to Mars inside Nasa’s Perseverance rover, which landed in February 2021.

Nasa say it is now aiming to check it on Monday 19 April however admits it is probably not profitable, through which case they will strive once more later within the week.

Flying on the Red Planet is not simple – as BBC science reporter Laura Foster and Nasa techniques engineer Farah Alibay clarify.

Video by Laura Foster