NASA has built a helicopter to explore Mars and it’s finally ready to launch | Space

NASA is ready to take its first spin at flying a helicopter on another world as the agency’s Mars helicopter, Ingenuity, prepares for launch in July.

The helicopter is part of NASA’s Mars 2020 mission, the star of which is the Perseverance rover, a robot designed to help scientists determine whether life on the Red Planet has ever been possible. Ingenuity isn’t a core tool for that objective, but it’s hitching a ride with the rover to test NASA’s ability to fly on another world… read more about the helicopter in this article…

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