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The successful landing of the NASA Perseverance rover on Mars earlier this year has opened the door to the first man-made helicopter to be flown on the red planet. The NASA Ingenuity Helicopter will commence its own mission and fly above the red planet’s surface which is obviously great achievement for the human race as well as the inter-planetary ambition of the homo sapiens specie.

By April 14th, NASA will attempt to fly the Ingenuity Helicopter for the first time and will be captured by the Perseverance’s camera as it watches the helicopter which it carried underneath its belly since its journey from Earth many months back.

Below are some cool pictures of the NASA Ingenuity Helicopter from its inception to its release from underneath the Perseverance Rover on Mars.

NASA Ingenuity helicopter has four legs which extends out of its body to support its weight and balancing. The helicopter was hidden in the belly of the Perseverance rover and was recently released so it can commence its own mission on the Red Planet.
Ingenuity on Mars

1. Ingenuity on Mars

NASA Ingenuity helicopter has four legs that extend out of its body to support its weight and balance. The helicopter was hidden in the belly of the Perseverance rover and was recently released so it can commence its own mission on the Red Planet.


A NASA Engineer working on the Ingenuity helicopter before being sent to the red planet under the Perseverance Rover’s belly.

2. Cost a lot of money and brainpower

A NASA Engineer working on the Ingenuity helicopter before being sent to the red planet under the Perseverance Rover’s belly.


Mars Ingenuity rover
A thorough search

3. A thorough look

NASA scientists doing a thorough examination on the Ingenuity helicopter before being sent to the red planet along with the Perseverance rover back in 2020.


The Ingenuity helicopter will continue to serve as the alternative eye for the Mars Perseverance mission started back in the year 2020.

4. A simulation

The Ingenuity helicopter will continue to serve as the alternative eye for the Mars Perseverance mission started back in the year 2020.


The belly of Perseverance rover
The Ingenuity Helicopter beneath the Perseverance Rover with its legs folded to keep it safe.

5. Beneath Perseverance rover

The Ingenuity Helicopter beneath the Perseverance Rover with its legs folded to keep it safe.