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NASA Mars Ingenuity Helicopter Fails the Opportunity During Fourth Run

NASA Ingenuity Helicopter fails to lift off the ground for the fourth straight flight on Thursday. The Mars Helicopter has failed to capitalize on the opportunity on successive occasions and the hopes of a successful mission are bestowed down. The test flights have gone as planned but the initial launch event has succumbed to pressure. The scientists and the astronauts deem to give it another chance on Friday.

“Mars is hard,” MiMi Aung, project manager for Ingenuity Mars Helicopter, said before the test flights. “Our plan is to work whatever the Red Planet challneges at us the very same way we handled every rescind we’ve faced over the past six years – together, with tenacity and a lot of compassion, hard work, and a little Ingenuity.”

The cause of Thursday’s hiccup was a watchdog issue that prevented the Ingenuity Helicopter from transitioning to flight mode and inaugurating a mission path to the Red Planet. Flying missions on Mars are no easy job, as the atmosphere is comparably thin to that of Earth’s surface. Nightmare temperatures on the Red Planet can also drop to freezing limits with the extent of going up to minus 130 degrees. It has the impetus potentially to freeze any unmanned electric systems.

Ingenuity originally touched down at an ancient river delta on Mars in mid-February aboard Perseverance before coming out of the rover’s belly on April 3. Once the Ingenuity’s Helicopter test flight finds its combination of success back, the Perseverance will drive on the mission of finding and examining the past microscopic life. Ingenuity was built at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California and is outlying some wing swings from the Wright Flyer that made the first-ever historic flight on earth at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina in 1903.

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