How to watch Nasa’s Mars helicopter take its first flight

SourceThe National
SectorTransport
CountryUAE

Nasa engineers are planning to carry out the first controlled flight on another planet with the Ingenuity helicopter due to lift-off on Mars on Sunday. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), which designed the craft, will host a live-stream for the pioneering flight on its YouTube channel at 11.30am on Monday in the UAE (7.30am GMT). Nasa said the flight date might shift as engineers continue to run through preflight tests. The Perseverance rover, which placed the helicopter on the Martian surface earlier this week, has been positioned to be able to capture images of the flight.

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