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See how the same technology that helped me avoid hazards while landing on Mars could be used to help us better understand oceans back on Earth. Put your questions in the comments for the experts about to set sail on this expedition.

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We’re chatting with Earth experts in a joint @NOAA-@NASA-@WHOI about tech demos at sea! We’ll try studying our own planet using the same tech that helped @NASAPersevere land on Mars. The team is answering your questions live. #2021TechDemo #Okeanos

RT by @NASAPersevere: 🚁🔴 WATCH: On the latest edition of #NASAScience Live, we discuss the exciting future of extraterrestrial flight with experts from the Ingenuity #MarsHelicopter team and upcoming Dragonfly mission team.

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Just another day on Mars, shooting video of a flying helicopter. Quick preview of #MarsHelicopter’s Flight 4 takeoff below; more pics and video yet to come.

Typical photographer: lots of gear to juggle and mountains of files to upload! Newest pics at:

I’m headed south to my first exploration zone, and guess who’s tagging along? The #MarsHelicopter and I will be hitting the trail as it moves into a new phase to demonstrate how future rovers and aerial explorers can work together.

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The #MarsHelicopter is just getting started. Ingenuity’s team is discussing the next steps for the Martian chopper and how they're aiming to push the limits of what this experiment can do. They’re answering questions on-air, comment yours below.

RT by @NASAPersevere: Aim high, and fly, fly again. The #MarsHelicopter's ambitious fourth flight didn't get off the ground, but the team is assessing the data and will aim to try again soon. We'll keep you posted.

In three flights, the #MarsHelicopter nailed its tech demo goals. Flight 4 pushes it even farther and faster. Reframing my shot and getting ready for tomorrow’s flight.

While the #MarsHelicopter preps for Flight No. 4, I took a short drive southeast (~28 ft/8.5 m) to a spot where I can check out these cool rocks while still keeping an eye on Ingenuity. Too much good stuff here.

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Oh hey, there I am! Never thought I’d be the subject of another photographer on Mars. Great capture by the #MarsHelicopter team.


How does an idea to build a robot like me or to fly a #MarsHelicopter take off? Find out from my team who will take your questions.

RT by @NASAPersevere: Red Planet + Reddit: The #MarsHelicopter team just achieved the first powered flight on another planet. Ask us anything! #RedditAMA live today, April 26 from 1-2 p.m. PT (4-5 p.m. ET, 2000-2100 GMT)

The #MarsHelicopter is really “spreading its wings” now – even pushing beyond my camera's field of view. Watch my view of Flight #3, as Ingenuity takes off on a long run (164 ft/50 m) down its flight zone and back.

RT by @NASAPersevere: Third flight in the history books✅
Our #MarsHelicopter continues to set records, flying faster and farther. The space chopper is demonstrating critical capabilities that could enable the addition of an aerial dimension to future missions to Mars & beyond.

With two flights down, the #MarsHelicopter is ready to get sporty. Flight #3 planned for this Sunday, and it’ll even stretch my ability to capture it in frame. Looking forward to this.

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RT by @NASAPersevere: TODAY at 1 p.m. PDT
What do you study to become a Mars helicopter designer? Find out in the second installment of this webinar series!

Join us to hear from @NASAJPL and Mars helicopter experts about internships and career trajectories @NASA.

#MarsHelicopter Flight #2 is in the books! I’ve captured its higher, bolder flight, and I’ll be sending back all my latest frames soon. Meanwhile, here's a quick preview, including takeoff and two turns.

Getting comfy with my cameras and bringing my subject into sharp focus. Of course, getting the shot is always easier when your subject nails their mark. Here are zoomed-in views of the #MarsHelicopter's takeoff and landing on flight #1.

Another huge first: converting CO2 into oxygen on Mars. Working off the land with what’s already here, my MOXIE instrument has shown it can be done!

Future explorers will need to generate oxygen for rocket fuel and for breathing on the Red Planet.

The #MarsHelicopter isn’t the only technology demo I brought to Mars. I’ve also got “MOXIE”– an instrument that will test converting carbon dioxide into oxygen. It could pave the way for future human explorers.

Pinned: Today I witnessed history. Now you can too. You’re watching video of the #MarsHelicopter’s first flight – a true “Wright brothers” moment.

Watch it all unfold:
✅ Spin-up
✅ Takeoff
✅ Hover
✅ Turn
✅ Landing

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Join us as we celebrate the #MarsHelicopter's first flight success. Hear the latest news from the team and how they made this moment come to life in a world that was once thought impossible. Have your Qs answered live, leave them in the comments.

Live from @NASAJPL, today at 11 a.m. PDT (2 p.m. EDT):
Hear from team members about the #MarsHelicopter’s historic first flight and my effort to capture it.

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RT by @NASAPersevere: Perseverance got us to Mars. With Ingenuity, we soar higher.

The #MarsHelicopter made history today by being the first craft to achieve controlled, powered flight on a planet beyond Earth.

RT by @NASAPersevere: 🚁🔴 LIVE: Today’s the day! Join the Ingenuity #MarsHelicopter team now in mission control as they receive data in real time and find out if the first flight on another planet was successful:

RT by @NASAPersevere: Fortune favors the bold. (But we still have a back-up plan.) #MarsHelicopter project manager MiMi Aung explains why the team is optimistic about the first flight attempt on Monday:

RT by @NASAPersevere: Just in from Mars 🔴

Get an update on the #MarsHelicopter, the science @NASAPersevere is doing while we eagerly await 1st flight, and learn about another technology demonstration – the oxygen-converter MOXIE.

I’ve taken several turns and made about 0.17 miles (270 meters) of wheel tracks from where I started to my current spot overlooking the #MarsHelicopter.

Check in on my location any time with this interactive map:

RT by @NASAPersevere: TODAY at 1 p.m. PDT:
Meet female engineers working on the Mars helicopter @NASAJPL, hear how they got their start, and find out how you can too. Don't miss the first in of this three-part webinar series!

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I’m getting ready to do some local science at the #MarsHelicopter lookout point, while we await the first flight. I’ve been imaging some of the local rocks.

Take a look for yourself and see all the images I send back daily:

RT by @NASAPersevere: The #MarsHelicopter is awaiting a new first flight date. In the meantime, what do you want to know about the first powered flight on another planet?

@Dr_ThomasZ & Ingenuity project manager MiMi Aung will answer on Wed., April 14.

Tap the button to send your question! ⬇️

RT by @NASAPersevere: #MarsHelicopter 1st flight attempt delayed to no earlier than April 14

During the high-speed spin test, the sequence ended early during the transition from "preflight" to "flight" mode. The helicopter is safe & healthy. The team is diagnosing the issue.

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