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'A wonderful opportunity': Mars helicopter historic flight could happen on Monday

19 days ago   |   By WBALTV

"It should take us about six seconds to climb to our maximum height for this first flight. When we hit 10 feet, Ingenuity will go into a hover that should last - if all goes well - for about 30 seconds."
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NASA's Ingenuity Mars helicopter is due to take off on Monday on its landmark flight, following several delays

NASA's Ingenuity Mars helicopter is due to take off on Monday on its landmark flight, following several delays

19 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement NASA on Saturday said its Ingenuity helicopter may take flight on Mars as soon as Monday.
A flight is planned for 3:30 am EDT after a series of delays pushed the scheduled take-off back. Data is expected to arrive on Earth a few hours later, the agency said in a press release .
"We are optimistic that the helicopter will be able to take off from the Martian surface at this time; however, this is a test and we are prepared that it may not occur," wrote MiMi Aung, a project manager at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, in a Saturday blog post .
Aung added: "Ingenuity is a...
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