It was discovered that after years of design tweaks and dozens of flight tests, engineers are confident the Ingenuity helicopter is ready.
Helicopter is ready to make history with the first flight by a powered aircraft on another planet.
Mars helicopter is a technology demonstration mission. it’s a different type of mission because we’re trying to prove that you can do something for the first time ,so it’s a different kind of mindset,Teddy Tzanetos, test conductor for the helicopter.
The mission is scheduled to launch from Florida on Thursday. If all goes as planned, the Mars helicopter will lift off from the Martian surface next April. But even if Ingenuity never makes it off the ground, the project won’t be in vain, engineers said.