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Sep
20
2021

NASA’s Ingenuity Helicopter Captures a Mars Rock Feature in 3D

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NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter provided a 3D view of a rock-covered mound during its 13th flight on Sept. 4. The plan for this reconnaissance mission into the “South Seítah” region of Mars’ Jezero Crater was to capture images of this geologic target – nicknamed “Faillefeu” (after a medieval abbey in the French Alps) by the agency’s Perseverance rover team – and to obtain the color pictures from a lower altitude than ever before: 26 feet (8 meters).

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May
13
2021

American Helicopter Museum Honors Nasa’s Mars Ingenuity Team

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May 13, 2021 - West Chester, PA – The American Helicopter Museum and Education Center (AHMEC), is thrilled to announce that NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Team is this year’s winner of its prestigious Achievement Award for innovation in rotary wing flight. Members of the innovative team are slated to attend AHMEC’s annual Gala in October during which they will receive the award.

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May
10
2021

NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Completes First One-Way Trip

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NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter completed its fifth flight on the Red Planet today with its first one-way journey from Wright Brothers Field to an airfield 423 feet (129 meters) to the south. After arrival above its new airfield, Ingenuity climbed to an altitude record of 33 feet (10 meters) and captured high-resolution color images of its new neighborhood before touching down.

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Apr
19
2021

NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Succeeds in Historic First Flight

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Monday, NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter became the first aircraft in history to make a powered, controlled flight on another planet. The Ingenuity team at the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California confirmed the flight succeeded after receiving data from the helicopter via NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover at 6:46 a.m. EDT (3:46 a.m. PDT).

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Oct
01
2020

Two Airbus H135 helicopters delivered to support space exploration at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center

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GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas, 1 October 2020 – Airbus continues to expand its portfolio of products supporting the future of space exploration with the delivery of two new H135 helicopters to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) from the Airbus Helicopters, Inc. production and completion facility in Columbus, Mississippi.

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Oct
01
2020

Bell APT 70 Successfully Completes NASA’s Systems Integration and Operationalization Activity

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​Fort Worth, Texas  – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the successful flight of the Bell Autonomous Pod Transport (APT) 70 as part of a joint flight demonstration with NASA. Bell was selected to participate in NASA’s Systems Integration and Operationalization (SIO) activity in 2018, which includes multiple flight demonstrations focusing on different types of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and their flight environments.

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