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NASA’S INGENUITY MARS HELICOPTER PREPARES FOR TAKEOFF, Apr 9, 2021, virtual, 1:00 pm ET

As of April 6, NASA is planning the first flight of its Ingenuity helicopter on Mars for April 11.  The date could change.

Several events are planned, all of which will air on NASA Television, the NASA app, and the agency’s website, and will livestream on multiple agency social media platforms, including the JPL YouTube and Facebook channels.

A pre-flight press conference will take place on April 9, 2021 at 1:00 pm ET.  Participants are:

  • Thomas Zurbuchen, NASA associate administrator for science, NASA Headquarters
  • MiMi Aung, Ingenuity project manager, JPL
  • Tim Canham, Ingenuity operations lead, JPL
  • Amelia Quon, Ingenuity chamber test engineer, JPL
  • Elsa Jensen, Mastcam-Z uplink operations lead, Malin Space Science Systems

Details

Date:
April 9
Time:
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm