An artists concept of NASAs Ingenuity Mars Helicopter flying through the Red Planets skies.

An artist's concept of NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter flying through the Red Planet's skies.

Ingenuity, a technology experiment, will be the first aircraft to attempt controlled flight on another planet. It will arrive on Mars on Feb. 18, 2021, attached to the belly of NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover. Ingenuity is expected to attempt its first flight test in spring 2021.

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory built and will manage operations of Perseverance and Ingenuity for the agency. Caltech in Pasadena, California, manages JPL for NASA.

For more information about Ingenuity, go to https://mars.nasa.gov/technology/helicopter.

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