Watch the first footage of a helicopter on Mars
There’s new video of the Ingenuity helicopter on Mars, captured by the Perseverance rover’s cameras and posted to Twitter by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The copter had its first flight earlier today, lifting 10 feet off the Martian surface for 39 seconds and marking the first flight of a powered craft on another planet. The video shows the tissue box-sized craft zipping up and hovering in place before gracefully landing back on the surface.
— NASA JPL (@NASAJPL) April 19, 2021
The video was shot at a 34mm focal length at 6.7 frames per second and is a sequence…