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NASA BFG ON PREPS FOR 1ST FLIGHT OF INGENUITY HELICOPTER ON MARS, Mar 23, 2021, virtual, 1:30 pm ET

NASA will hold a briefing on March 23, 2021 at 1:30 pm ET to discuss preparations for the first flight of the Ingenuity helicopter on Mars. Ingenuity arrived on Mars stowed in the “belly” of the Perseverance rover.

The first flight will take place no earlier than the first week of April.

Participants in the March 23 briefing are:

  • Lori Glaze, director of NASA’s Planetary Science Division, NASA Headquarters
  • Bobby Braun, director for planetary science, JPL
  • J. (Bob) Balaram, Ingenuity chief engineer, JPL
  • Håvard Grip, Ingenuity chief pilot, JPL
  • Farah Alibay, Perseverance integration lead for Ingenuity, JPL

The briefing will air live on NASA Television, the NASA app, and the agency’s website and will livestream on multiple agency social media platforms, including the YouTube and Facebook channels for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California.

Details

Date:
March 23
Time:
1:30 pm - 11:00 pm