Friday, April 30, 2021

REVISED TIME: NASA Sets Briefing to Discuss Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Next Steps

 

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In this illustration, NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter flies above the surface of the Red Planet with the agency's Perseverance rover close by.
REVISED TIME: NASA Sets Briefing to Discuss Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Next Steps

Editor’s note: The briefing scheduled for Friday, April 30, to discuss next steps for the helicopter has moved to a new time, 11:30 a.m. EDT (8:30 a.m. PDT).

NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter team will discuss plans for the rotorcraft’s remaining flight campaign during a virtual media briefing at 11:30 a.m. EDT (8:30 a.m. PDT) Friday, April 30. The helicopter has flown successfully three times and completed its mission objectives, and engineers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California aim to push the limits of what this experiment can do.

The briefing will stream live on the NASA JPL YouTube channel, the NASA app and the agency’s website.

Briefing participants include:

  • Lori Glaze, director of NASA’s Planetary Science Division at NASA Headquarters
  • MiMi Aung, Ingenuity project manager at JPL
  • Bob Balaram, Ingenuity chief engineer at JPL
  • Ken Farley, Perseverance project scientist at Caltech
  • Jennifer Trosper, Perseverance rover deputy project manager at JPL

Members of the public may ask questions on social media during the briefing using #MarsHelicopter.

The Ingenuity technology demonstration is supported by NASA’s Science, Aeronautics Research, and Space Technology mission directorates. JPL, managed for NASA by Caltech in Pasadena, California, built and manages operations for Ingenuity and the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover.

Follow Ingenuity via the @NASA, @NASAJPL, and @NASAMars Twitter accounts; NASA, NASAJPL and NASAMars Facebook accounts; and the NASA and NASAJPL Instagram accounts.

The Ingenuity press kit is available at:

https://go.nasa.gov/ingenuity-press-kit

More information about Ingenuity is available at:

https://go.nasa.gov/ingenuity

 

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