NASA’s skills successfully completed the second flight. After the historic first historic flight to another Earth in the pink sky of Mars earlier this week, Mars has lifted the helicopter again and held this time even higher. The flight took place on 22nd April EDT (2:30 am PDT). The mission team planned a slightly more complex aircraft for smaller vehicles.
It rose 5 meters (16 feet), 2 meters (7 feet) higher than the first flight. It was then given overed before moving above 2 meters, something that had not been tried before. Naming its launch area after moving away from the center of the “Right Brothers Field”, the curiosity was turned by pointing its color camera in different directions. It then returns to the central position and falls overed back down.
Bob Balaram, chief engineer for the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, said in a statement, “So far, the engineering telemetry we’ve received and analyzed tells us that the flight met expectations and that our previous computer modeling was accurate.”
“We have two flights to Mars under our belt, which means there’s still a lot to learn in this month of innovation.” MiMi Aung, Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Project Manager at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, said in a NASA blog post ahead of the second flight, “The image we get on the helicopter on Mars is special to me: after all, it’s never happened before.”
“But I have to say that out of all the images, probably the one I will have the most is the image from the camera on the helicopter: the rotor craft was taken when it was 1.2 meters in the air, the black-and-white image shows us with its two rotors on the surface of Wright Brothers Field. Dear shadow of curiosity.
Although the first time I saw the historical significance of the image of this moment relying on others, I immediately took a picture of Boot Aldrin’s own boot print on the moon’s surface. We are told, ‘We have flown to another world.’