Mars Report, April 2023: Ingenuity Helicopter Inspires Future Mars Flights

NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter made history when it achieved the first powered, controlled flight on another planet. In this Mars Report, hear an update on the helicopter’s achievements and future plans. Watch this video to see testing for Sample Recovery Helicopters and a future helicopter concept, the Mars Science Helicopter — a proposed six-rotor “hexacopter” that would be about the size of the Perseverance rover.