"I am proud that NASA's Mars Helicopter will be named by Vaneeza Rupani of Northport, Alabama," said Sen. Richard Shelby of Alabama. Ingenuity (also known as the Mars Helicopter) is a robotic helicopter that is planned to be used to test the technology to scout interesting targets on Mars, and help plan the best driving route for future Mars rovers. "This is a unique privilege. NASA's Mars Helicopter, Ingenuity, is set to arrive at the Red Planet on Feb. 18, 2021. “Ingenuity is what allows people to accomplish amazing things, and it allows us to expand our horizons to the edges of the universe.” Mars Helicopter simulator.

Download. Ms. Vaneeza Rupani, the 11th grader who named the Mars Helicopter (Ingenuity), at home in Northport, Alabama.

Its mission: to demonstrate the first powered flight on another world. Downloads. ENLARGE.

Credit NASA/JPL-Caltech. An Alabama high school student named NASA’s first Mars helicopter that will be sent to the Red Planet later this summer. Meet Ingenuity: Alabama teen names NASA's pioneering Mars Helicopter By Mike Wall 29 April 2020 The name was submitted by Alabama high school student Vaneeza Rupani.

A series of flight tests will be performed over a 30-Martian-day experimental window that will begin sometime in the spring of 2021.

image/jpeg. NASA's Mars Helicopter, Ingenuity, is set to arrive at the Red Planet on Feb. 18, 2021.

When NASA's Perseverance rover touches down on Mars in early 2021, it won't be arriving alone.

And it's all thanks to 17-year-od Vaneeza Rupani. Embed. NASA's new Mars helicopter now has a name that lives up to the daunting task: Ingenuity. Name : Ingenuity Main Job : A technology demonstration to test the first powered flight on Mars. Ingenuity, the name submitted by Vaneeza Rupani, was selected for … Its mission: to demonstrate the first powered flight on another world.

Testing of the helicopter craft began at the end of January 2019, we recorded, and was completed in April of that year. Vaneeza Rupani, a junior at Tuscaloosa County High School in Northport, Alabama, came up with the name and the motivation behind it during NASA's "Name the Rover" essay contest. Vaneeza Rupani (inset), a … NASA, April 30, 2020 - Destined to become the first aircraft to attempt powered flight on another planet, NASA's Mars Helicopter officially has received a new name: Ingenuity. "This is a unique privilege. Original (8256 × 5504) 13.6 MB. There's a tiny helicopter named Ingenuity tucked into … The Mars Helicopter, Ingenuity, is a technology demonstration to test powered flight on another world for the first time. An Alabama high school student named NASA’s first Mars helicopter that will be sent to the Red Planet later this summer. Embed this resource by pasting the following code into your website:

The helicopter will ride to Mars attached to the belly of the Perseverance rover. NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter April 29, 2020 The flight model of NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter. The small drone helicopter is planned for deployment in 2021 from the Perseverance rover as part of the Mars 2020 mission.

Credit: Courtesy Rupani Family As a longtime fan of space exploration, Vaneeza Rupani appreciates the creativity and collaboration involved with trying to … It is hitching a ride on the Perseverance rover. Ms. "I am proud that NASA's Mars Helicopter will be named by Vaneeza Rupani of Northport, Alabama," said Sen. Richard Shelby of Alabama. Video: How the Mars helicopter Ingenuity will fly the Martian skies Related: NASA's Mars 2020 rover Perseverance in pictures.