NASA's Mars Ingenuity Helicopter's Bay Area Touch

Developed by NASA — largely at the Bay Area’s Ames Research Center in Mountain View — Ingenuity is a bit like a tourist, and it will soon fly above the Martian surface taking pictures.

“The public will get an interesting perspective of flying on Mars,” said NASA Ames aerospace engineer Larry Young.

Engineers will get to see if all that wind tunnel work paid off and this little machine can actually fly through the Martian atmosphere, where, among other things, it gets really really cold.

“The batteries on Ingenuity — about 30 percent of the batteries — are being used just to make sure the vehicle can survive the

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