Perseverance from Ingenuity
Flying at an altitude
of 5 meters
(just over 16 feet), on April 25 the Ingenuity helicopter
snapped this sharp image.
On its second flight above the surface of Mars,
its color camera was looking back toward Ingenuity's current base at
Wright Brothers Field
and Octavia E. Butler Landing marked by the tracks of the
Perseverance rover at the top of the frame.
Perseverance itself looks on from the upper left corner about
85 meters away.
Tips of Ingenuity's landing legs just peek over the left and right edges of
the camera's field of view.
record setting fourth flight
completed on April 30, Ingenuity collected
images of a potential new landing zone before returning to
Wright Brothers Field.
Ingenuity's fifth flight would be one-way though as the
moves on to the new airfield, anticipating a new phase of
operational demonstration flights.
Authors & editors:
NASA Web Site Statements, Warnings,
NASA Official: Jay Norris.
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& Michigan Tech. U.