NASAs Ingenuity Mars Helicopter team will discuss plans for the rotorcrafts remaining flight campaign during a virtual media briefing at 12:30 p.m. EDT (9:30 a.m. PDT) Friday, April 30. The helicopter has flown successfully three times and completed its mission objectives, and engineers at NASAs Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California aim to push the limits of what this experiment can do.
The briefing will stream live on the NASA JPL YouTube channel, the NASA app and the agencys website.
Briefing participants include:
- Lori Glaze, director of NASAs Planetary Science Division at NASA Headquarters
- MiMi Aung, Ingenuity project manager at JPL
- J. Bob Balaram, Ingenuity chief engineer at JPL
- Ken Farley, Perseverance project scientist at Caltech
- Jennifer Trosper, Perseverance rover deputy project manager at JPL
Members of the media who wish to participate in the briefing by telephone must provide their name and affiliation to Rexana Vizza at email@example.com no later than 10:30 a.m. EDT (7:30 a.m. PDT) Friday, April 30. Members of the public may also ask questions on social media during the briefing using #MarsHelicopter.
The Ingenuity technology demonstration is supported by NASAs Science, Aeronautics Research, and Space Technology mission directorates. JPL, managed for NASA by Caltech in Pasadena, California, built and manages operations for Ingenuity and the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover.
Follow Ingenuity via the @NASA, @NASAJPL, and @NASAMars Twitter accounts; NASA, NASAJPL and NASAMars Facebook accounts; and the NASA and NASAJPL Instagram accounts.
The Ingenuity press kit is available at: https://go.nasa.gov/ingenuity-press-kit
More information about Ingenuity is available at: https://go.nasa.gov/ingenuity