NASA delays Ingenuity Mars helicopter's first flight to April 11

NASA delays Ingenuity Mars helicopter's first flight to April 11 NASA delays Ingenuity Mars helicopter's first flight to April 11

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) pushed back the launch of the Ingenuity helicopter's first flight on the surface of Mars which will now take off on Red planet’s surface by April 11.

According to details, the robotic helicopter, which is currently attached to NASA's Perseverance rover, was initially scheduled for April 8 and now will take off on the Martian surface by April 11.

The announcement was made on Twitter by NASA-owned Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), but they did not explain the slight delay.

The JPL on Twitter wrote, "#MarsHelicopter is preparing to do something that's never been done: controlled, powered flight on another planet”.

"Takeoff is now slated for no earlier than April 11, with data arriving on Earth on April 12".

Officials stated that the Ingenuity would be the first powered and operated flight of an aircraft on a planet other than Earth if it is successful.

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