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NASA’s Ingenuity Helicopter Challenge: Two Paths to First Flight on Mars – SciTechDaily

Yesterday, April 16, on the 154th anniversary of Wilbur Wright’s birth, the Ingenuity flight team received information that the helicopter was able to complete…

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Yesterday, April 16, on the 154th anniversary of Wilbur Wright’s birth, the Ingenuity flight team received information that the helicopter was able to complete a rapid spin test. The completion of the full-speed spin is an important milestone on the path to flight as the team continues to work on the command sequence issue identified on Sol 49 (April 9).
How did we get to this milestone? As with any engineering challenge, there are multiple approaches that are considered. In this case, the team…

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