Earlier today I posted a status update regarding the Mars Helicopter...as it is now physically on the Mars surface... One of the big concerns was whether the helo would survive the Martian night and it has done so... This video is basically a Q&A discussion by two NASA managers... These managers relate the steps remaining before flight! ----- Read on:
NASA: NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover deployed the Ingenuity helicopter in the Jezero crater, Mars. Theodore Tzanetos (Ingenuity Deputy Operations Lead) and MiMi Aung (Mars Helicopter Project Manager) explain the progress so far and the next steps until Ingenuity will perform the first flight on Mars.
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS #MarsHelicopter Ingenuity’s first image after being deployed