First Video of NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter in Flight, Includes Takeoff and Landing (High-Res)

In this video captured by NASA’s Perseverance rover, the agency's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter took the first powered, controlled flight on another planet on April 19, 2021.
The rover was parked at “Van Zyl Overlook,” about 211 feet (64.3 meters) away in Mars' Jezero Crater and chronicled the flight operations with its cameras.
These images from the rover’s Mastcam-Z cameras show the helicopter hovering above the Red Planet's surface. During this first flight, the helicopter climbed to an altitude of 10 feet (3 meters), hovered, and then touched back down on the surface of Mars.

Ingenuity is a technology demonstration. The 4-pound (1.8-kilogram) rotorcraft will help determine whether future explorations on Mars could include an aerial perspective.
Perseverance touched down at "Octavia E. Butler Landing" with Ingenuity attached to its belly on Feb. 18, 2021. The helicopter was deployed to the surface on April 3.
For more information on Ingenuity, visit : mars.nasa.gov/technology/helicopter/.
For more information on Perseverance, visit: mars.nasa.gov/perseverance.
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU/MSSS

Kommentteja

  1. Malcolm Middleton

    Malcolm Middleton44 minuuttia sitten

    If Nasa ever do find any kind of lifeform so they have the permission of the world's population (a) to intefere with another planets life cycle and (b) bring it back here to earth? Or will NASA not care a toss and do waht it like either in full view of the watching billions or in secret?

  2. Thomas' Musings

    Thomas' Musings18 tuntia sitten

    Well done!

  3. Tiger Stripey

    Tiger StripeyPäivä sitten

    The Earth is Flat, NASA fakery yet again

  4. Rainer Hurtado

    Rainer HurtadoPäivä sitten

    Astounding. The planet is so eerily still.

  5. Nishi Raghuwanshi

    Nishi RaghuwanshiPäivä sitten

    I searched for it

  6. Jordan Harris

    Jordan Harris2 päivää sitten

    I can’t believe the sheep think this is real

  7. wheelinthesky300

    wheelinthesky3002 päivää sitten

    Would be great if these drones could be adapted to preventing illegal immigration at the Southern Border. Crazy idea, huh?

  8. Oscar Anselmo

    Oscar Anselmo3 päivää sitten

    ...while the mini-helicopter starts to roll its blades and upon take-off, am I seeing any dust blown/flown by air even a little? why?

  9. KenChern

    KenChern3 päivää sitten

    NASA should build an autonomous dome-shape green house for plants, so next time we can see some green-colored plants or even flowers in Mars.

  10. Nour Istira

    Nour Istira4 päivää sitten

    من عربي

  11. Q QK

    Q QK4 päivää sitten

    يشبه وادي رم في الأردن.. لله في خلقه شؤون

  12. Scott Gust

    Scott Gust5 päivää sitten

    It went up and down!! one giant leap for somebody I guess

  13. Siyasət Əlizadə

    Siyasət Əlizadə5 päivää sitten

    🇦🇿🥰🇺🇸🥰🇹🇷👍

  14. Tyson Rinker

    Tyson Rinker5 päivää sitten

    People please wake up. This is not mars

  15. Malhar Acharya science

    Malhar Acharya science3 päivää sitten

    yeah its a ret planet which is after earth in solar system

  16. lorzon

    lorzon5 päivää sitten

    We did that. We are greater than we imagine and capable of such wonders as to make God weep with joy.

  17. John Malik

    John Malik6 päivää sitten

    This literally brings tears to my eyes. Powered flight on another planet. Simply incredible.

  18. Ryan Eddy

    Ryan Eddy6 päivää sitten

    *SATANIC DECEPTION* *CGI*

  19. soinu foig

    soinu foig7 päivää sitten

    I'm building my house right there. Then write a new book little house on the mars prarie. 😂

  20. Morella Továr

    Morella Továr8 päivää sitten

    Bien

  21. bofooit gojo

    bofooit gojo5 päivää sitten

    amazing...

  22. minij hooi

    minij hooi8 päivää sitten

    I'm to used to seeing all of SpaceX's test flights ending in massive fireballs. This was still very rewarding.

  23. soinu foig

    soinu foig6 päivää sitten

    See you all in a hundred years when this ends up on our grandkid's reccommended.

  24. A. C.

    A. C.8 päivää sitten

    WOW!

  25. soinu foig

    soinu foig7 päivää sitten

    See you all in a hundred years when this ends up on our grandkid's reccommended.

  26. Lee Freeman

    Lee Freeman8 päivää sitten

    NASA IS A FRAUD FAKING EVERYTHING. EARTH IS FLAT.

  27. bofooit gojo

    bofooit gojo7 päivää sitten

    I'm to used to seeing all of SpaceX's test flights ending in massive fireballs. This was still very rewarding.

  28. Chris Yu

    Chris Yu8 päivää sitten

    what not even one comment that this is a faked video just like the moon landing??? :-) well at least you don't have to worry about getting it stuck in a tree...

  29. bofooit gojo

    bofooit gojo7 päivää sitten

    See you all in a hundred years when this ends up on our grandkid's reccommended.

  30. ronbo191

    ronbo1918 päivää sitten

    K Looks more like Arizona to me. Are we sure of what we are seeing or do you believe what they tell you? Lots of money and resources up in space and people starving all over the world down here. Seems like we should get our priorities in order before wasting our hard earned tax money.

  31. Malhar Acharya science

    Malhar Acharya science3 päivää sitten

    us millatry use nasa budget in 10 days and also people in us spend more on chips than nasa

  32. minij hooi

    minij hooi8 päivää sitten

    drone.

  33. Seth Lockman

    Seth Lockman8 päivää sitten

    How many frames per second?

  34. Malhar Acharya science

    Malhar Acharya science3 päivää sitten

    0.2

  35. soinu foig

    soinu foig6 päivää sitten

    hahahahaha

  36. opzz xsin

    opzz xsin9 päivää sitten

    I'm to used to seeing all of SpaceX's test flights ending in massive fireballs. This was still very rewarding.

  37. bofooit gojo

    bofooit gojo5 päivää sitten

    Thank you.

  38. Make 81

    Make 819 päivää sitten

    How much is the PING?

  39. Malhar Acharya science

    Malhar Acharya science3 päivää sitten

    still less then my wifi

  40. Blue Sky

    Blue Sky9 päivää sitten

    Historical moment. Truly amazing.

  41. Joe

    Joe9 päivää sitten

    ACHIEVEMENT UNLOCKED: Flying Saucers? Time For Some Helicopter PAYBACK!

  42. opzz xsin

    opzz xsin9 päivää sitten

    GARBAGE, LIES.

  43. Mr. Vinegaroon

    Mr. Vinegaroon10 päivää sitten

    No dust stirred up by the copter's whirling blades? Hmmmmmm...

  44. Mr. Vinegaroon

    Mr. Vinegaroon9 päivää sitten

    @Malgeumi Who says there's flour on Mars? You?

  45. Malgeumi

    Malgeumi9 päivää sitten

    It's not a helicopter and dust is not the same as flour.

  46. Dillon Mech

    Dillon Mech10 päivää sitten

    where is the footage from in flight?

  47. qoaa

    qoaa10 päivää sitten

    Human species achievement unlocked: automated drone flight on an alien world.

  48. ILGustavo

    ILGustavo10 päivää sitten

    Thank you.

  49. peo C

    peo C10 päivää sitten

    amazing...

  50. Ptao Tom

    Ptao Tom9 päivää sitten

    want to search and explore, etc. ect. its already contaminated with ohter metals and other debris from ships so why not try to plant...

  51. Righteous Liars

    Righteous Liars11 päivää sitten

    hahahahaha

  52. TheThiagoX & SanTix MC

    TheThiagoX & SanTix MC9 päivää sitten

    @Ptao Tom And what does planting matter? XD

  53. Ptao Tom

    Ptao Tom9 päivää sitten

    can grow seeds..ive seen videos rover and helicopter deployed on mars why nasa didnt try planting. they study the environment maybe and other planet. on the other youtube

  54. Xfodude

    Xfodude11 päivää sitten

    See you all in a hundred years when this ends up on our grandkid's reccommended.

  55. bowen voowy

    bowen voowy11 päivää sitten

    I'm to used to seeing all of SpaceX's test flights ending in massive fireballs. This was still very rewarding.

  56. Jarrod Yuki

    Jarrod Yuki11 päivää sitten

    drone.

  57. Mim Nelli302R

    Mim Nelli302R12 päivää sitten

    If the mars helicopter can fly on mars,there must be an air,gravity..but im not sure if on mars has an oxygen..

  58. MrFloneil

    MrFloneil12 päivää sitten

    This is History right there

  59. bowen voowy

    bowen voowy11 päivää sitten

    How do we know this isn't on Earth?

  60. M O

    M O12 päivää sitten

    まじで大気あるんやな マッピングしてVRにしてくれー

  61. Mircea Marin Prunean

    Mircea Marin Prunean12 päivää sitten

    and where is the dust raised by the propeller????

  62. Ptao Tom

    Ptao Tom12 päivää sitten

    Achievement Unlocked: Airpower on another planet. Well done humanity, well done.

  63. BrdManZ

    BrdManZ12 päivää sitten

    GARBAGE, LIES.

  64. I love it

    I love it12 päivää sitten

    Really? I can't believe it! Great!

  65. Михаил Бекарев

    Михаил Бекарев13 päivää sitten

    Я дико извиняюсь, а зачем эту игрушку тащили на Марс?

  66. Bokaj01

    Bokaj0113 päivää sitten

    If you look closely you can see all the Martians hiding in the rocks in the background, with their clubs and wooden spears.

  67. Ptao Tom

    Ptao Tom12 päivää sitten

    Hello people from 2026, glad to be in your recommended

  68. autonomiC. Detox

    autonomiC. Detox13 päivää sitten

    А где кадры с самой камеры дрона?

  69. bebe boyTV

    bebe boyTV13 päivää sitten

    why not try to plant seeds there a 3 or 5 seeds with different type either and a small machine that water it and plant.. maybe that can easily find answer if air and land on mars can grow seeds..ive seen videos rover and helicopter deployed on mars why nasa didnt try planting. they study the environment maybe and other planet. on the other youtube channel someone reply with this and he replied "because that would be a gross of contaminating another world" that what he replied and i replied.. --= so you mean nasa just want to search and explore, etc. ect. its already contaminated with ohter metals and other debris from ships so why not try to plant...

  70. Stinkeye Jones

    Stinkeye Jones6 päivää sitten

    @bebe boyTV Keep at it, hone the craft, subtlety is best in the trolling game though

  71. bebe boyTV

    bebe boyTV6 päivää sitten

    @Stinkeye Jones yes my parents toldmme im a special person

  72. Stinkeye Jones

    Stinkeye Jones8 päivää sitten

    It's minus 60 degrees celsius on average. See many plants growing on Antarctica do you? You're a special person, aren't you?

  73. play

    play13 päivää sitten

    Where is the dust that it is suppose to lift from the Helicopter on the ground?

  74. durward saar

    durward saar13 päivää sitten

    So you can fly a tinfoil wrapped drone on Devon Island, What a great accomplishment, I bet no child under 5 could replicate it. I'm in awe LOL. what a fraud.

  75. علــيّ

    علــيّ13 päivää sitten

    *Stop lying to human minds*

  76. Malgeumi

    Malgeumi8 päivää sitten

    @علــيّ You can't even provide factual evidence and research based data to prove a point. You just started talking about indoctrination and "stop lying to human minds". Google is free.

  77. علــيّ

    علــيّ8 päivää sitten

    @Malgeumi *And your Western culture does not mean that you are a scientist. You are nothing but indoctrinated. You are filled with information and do not use your mind to think and meditate*

  78. Malgeumi

    Malgeumi9 päivää sitten

    @علــيّ And the language you claim to be the original will not save you from your ignorance.

  79. علــيّ

    علــيّ9 päivää sitten

    @Malgeumi *You might make fun of me, but I have tried to learn a language that is not the original*

  80. Malgeumi

    Malgeumi9 päivää sitten

    Learn English.

  81. bofooit gojo

    bofooit gojo14 päivää sitten

    Achievement Unlocked: Airpower on another planet. Well done humanity, well done.

  82. Wolfgang Mahringer

    Wolfgang Mahringer14 päivää sitten

    I find it interesting that there is absolutely no signs of dust when the copter took off...

  83. Stinkeye Jones

    Stinkeye Jones4 päivää sitten

    @Wolfgang Mahringer Yeah just one, how do you post links on a youtube board? They usually get picked up by the spam filter and the post disappears, I've never understood that?

  84. Wolfgang Mahringer

    Wolfgang Mahringer7 päivää sitten

    @Stinkeye Jones Now we all know you're an idiot. Here's the quote from NASA: mars.nasa.gov/technology/helicopter/#Tech-Specs It clearly states "Total length of rotors: ~4 feet (~1.2 meters) tip to tip". So it is a diameter, NOT a single rotor blade length. Questions?

  85. Stinkeye Jones

    Stinkeye Jones8 päivää sitten

    @Wolfgang Mahringer Really? You're quoting from wiki, whereas I am quoting direct from mission specialists. Go home, do your homework again.

  86. Malgeumi

    Malgeumi9 päivää sitten

    Dust is not the same consistency as flour. Try buying a drone. Smh.

  87. Wolfgang Mahringer

    Wolfgang Mahringer10 päivää sitten

    @Stinkeye Jones The 4 feet is the diameter, so one blade is 2 feet long. See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ingenuity_(helicopter)

  88. J B

    J B14 päivää sitten

    How do we know this isn't on Earth?

  89. J B

    J B14 päivää sitten

    RC chopper in the desert. Wow. So amazing. Proof this is on Mars? Nope.

  90. bofooit gojo

    bofooit gojo14 päivää sitten

    So far, so good. Here's to the science it'll help point the way to. [raises glass]

  91. J B

    J B14 päivää sitten

    Where is the POV?

  92. Stinkeye Jones

    Stinkeye Jones14 päivää sitten

    They are still working on the CGI to make it look more realistic

  93. Modusclarr

    Modusclarr14 päivää sitten

    Why the videos of Ingenuity have so few FPS? Can't we have a more "fluid" video? The videos of Perseverance landing were much more fluid

  94. TAC xWalker

    TAC xWalker14 päivää sitten

    Nasa making a footage of a helicopter on Mars and teachers cant even stream their Video with 360p on Zoom

  95. TheThiagoX & SanTix MC

    TheThiagoX & SanTix MC9 päivää sitten

    XD

  96. formil___ 9

    formil___ 914 päivää sitten

    Sheesh

  97. Vicho Navarrete

    Vicho Navarrete14 päivää sitten

    Hello people from 2026, glad to be in your recommended

  98. Guilherme Rodrigues

    Guilherme Rodrigues14 päivää sitten

    Muito enteresante esses planetas helow Brasil

  99. SISWA

    SISWA14 päivää sitten

    Are you ready to live on mars?

  100. 김유아

    김유아14 päivää sitten

    So the power flight from Mars was successful???

  101. Чел Неизвестный

    Чел Неизвестный14 päivää sitten

    Супер!!!

  102. gemebe

    gemebe14 päivää sitten

    Eso está grabado en Almería.

  103. TheThiagoX & SanTix MC

    TheThiagoX & SanTix MC9 päivää sitten

    A ok, te me cuidas 😃👍🏻

  104. Kolyano Kolyano

    Kolyano Kolyano14 päivää sitten

    Что это за ересь? Какой вертолёт))) Кто в это верит вобще!?))) Чуш собачья)))

  105. 김한민

    김한민14 päivää sitten

    It made me surprised so much to fly in the "MARS"....I hope they can do more things than it...

  106. 30409문경탁

    30409문경탁14 päivää sitten

    well done americans your scientist win again

  107. Jesse Smith

    Jesse Smith14 päivää sitten

    Who filmed it? Lol

  108. TheThiagoX & SanTix MC

    TheThiagoX & SanTix MC9 päivää sitten

    The perseverance rover

  109. Roxor128

    Roxor12814 päivää sitten

    So far, so good. Here's to the science it'll help point the way to. [raises glass]

  110. _ 72%

    _ 72%14 päivää sitten

    I like to search and study about new fact and issues of NASA. Also, I always think NASA is making the way to go to new exploration because they make it possible to access the other world except EARTH!

  111. aleksandr laakso

    aleksandr laakso14 päivää sitten

    What a waste of tax payers money💸💸💸💸

  112. Malgeumi

    Malgeumi9 päivää sitten

    Not even 1% of your tax went into this. Go find a job pleb.

  113. TheThiagoX & SanTix MC

    TheThiagoX & SanTix MC9 päivää sitten

    Why?

  114. 「Rayker」

    「Rayker」14 päivää sitten

    The First Flight on Earth: 17 December 1903 by The Wright Brothers The First Flight on Mars: 19 April 2021 by NASA with Ingenuity Mars Helicopters

  115. aakka p

    aakka p15 päivää sitten

    Did you guys know, that tecnically the sound in mars could be recorded? It would just be so much more silent and muffled than on earth.

  116. christotaku B.

    christotaku B.15 päivää sitten

    wow... baby steps or rather baby flights

  117. Roza Babahzade

    Roza Babahzade15 päivää sitten

    🔊🔊🔊🔊?

  118. Лев Шкундин

    Лев Шкундин15 päivää sitten

    Можно использовать коптер для того чтобы сдувать марсианскую пыль с Ровера.

  119. Emily An

    Emily An15 päivää sitten

    I am amazed and excited. This is what we dreamed of as kids back in the 1960s

  120. 이정연

    이정연15 päivää sitten

    This little helicopter made it anticipating for Earth people to look forward living on Mars someday.

  121. Tony Williams

    Tony Williams15 päivää sitten

    That photo didn't come from Mars this is in the Nevada desert about 10 miles from home.🤣😭

  122. Malgeumi

    Malgeumi9 päivää sitten

    @Tony Williams Where is this on Nevada? Why don't you take the rover? Go ahead and take the rover then, no one will stop you. Take the rover and sell it. The money should be enough to cover the plane and the press.

  123. TheThiagoX & SanTix MC

    TheThiagoX & SanTix MC9 päivää sitten

    @Tony Williams You see HAHAHAHAHA

  124. Tony Williams

    Tony Williams14 päivää sitten

    @0 Kol Its no point of that because people going to believe what they want to believe.

  125. 0 Kol

    0 Kol14 päivää sitten

    @Tony Williams If it's 10 miles from where you live, why don't you just take a picture of it? You seem to know exactly where the place is. Should be pretty easy for you to expose NASA, right?

  126. logitech4873

    logitech487314 päivää sitten

    @Tony Williams That's like asking me to build a skyscraper to prove they're real. I can't go to Mars, and I can't build a skyscraper - this doesn't mean those things don't exist.

  127. irv weiser

    irv weiser15 päivää sitten

    When we can do this why can we not find the cure for COVID?

  128. TheThiagoX & SanTix MC

    TheThiagoX & SanTix MC9 päivää sitten

    What does Covid-19 have to do with it?

  129. logitech4873

    logitech487315 päivää sitten

    Covid-19 has several vaccines though

  130. Emily An

    Emily An15 päivää sitten

    So, is there a big helicopter with atomic batteries in the works?

  131. Tor G

    Tor G15 päivää sitten

    Some people rise by bringing others down to their level, others raise themselves up through determination, accomplishing feats like this. Guess who will be remembered?

  132. Philippe Scotto

    Philippe Scotto15 päivää sitten

    Le génie des blancs !

  133. PerfectR3

    PerfectR315 päivää sitten

    August 22, 1972 Soviet space prob "Mars 3" was deactivated on Mars. Find him and prove that this is not a fake 45°S 202°E (predicted)

  134. palonero

    palonero15 päivää sitten

    They should first take care of our own...... aaaah, I'm kidding! Go NASA, go Humanity! This video is just insane. It makes my imagination go wild!

  135. Ovidiu Acatinca

    Ovidiu Acatinca15 päivää sitten

    People who think it's really mars such Muppets 🤣

  136. Ovidiu Acatinca

    Ovidiu Acatinca15 päivää sitten

    The way it took off tells me the ascending was effortless and fast, this is hard to achieve in an atmosphere 1 % as dense as ours. And yes I know how many rpm and bla bla

  137. JaydoDre

    JaydoDre15 päivää sitten

    The whole time I was expecting this thing going belly up and straight into the ground like in hundreds of drone fail videos on the internet.

  138. Phil Blum

    Phil Blum15 päivää sitten

    Woohoo!!!

  139. MightyMouseGaming

    MightyMouseGaming15 päivää sitten

    If you guys can control it well You can try to clean the dust from the rover by the helicopter So it won't die

  140. logitech4873

    logitech487315 päivää sitten

    Why would the rover die from dust?

  141. TheLifeOnHigh

    TheLifeOnHigh15 päivää sitten

    Can someone explain what this mission accomplished in terms of scientific knowledge or new information? What have we learned about Mars that we didn’t know before this landing and short flight of the drone?

  142. TheLifeOnHigh

    TheLifeOnHigh15 päivää sitten

    @David Gregory -thanks for taking a stab at enlightening me. That’s a huge accomplishment indeed. But as this technology has shown us, it will be robots controlled by artificial intelligence who’ll be the real sojourners of space exploration. We don’t need to send humans out there to collect rocks and measure atmospheric data. Since posting my question, I’ve been to NASA’s website and took an interest in Jupiter. What a mysterious planet! I’ve learned that 1,300 Earths could fit inside of Jupiter. And despite that anecdotal data that suggests it’s a Gas Giant, scientists are still uncertain about Jupiter’s core. I wish I could be alive 100 years from now just to see the secrets of Jupiter revealed. Anyhoo, I’m babbling again so laterz....

  143. David Gregory

    David Gregory15 päivää sitten

    Do you not read any news at all? Already Perseverance has successfully harvested oxygen from the Martian CO2 based atmosphere, and demonstrated that a self-sufficient human expedition to Mars is possible. As usual, the offshoot of this of course, is that the technology for producing O2 from CO2 in small, power efficient machines moves forward, which has many applications here on earth. Do you not think that how this device is actually powered is of no significance for solving a whole bunch of electric vehicle issues we're having here on earth? ..oh... and of course.... do you not think for one second that working out how to get a helicopter to fly in an environment with such little atmosphere has no real world application to rotor blade design for regular helicopters making them more efficient, quieter and more effective? Space exploration is a series of solving problems, and more often than not, solving those problems opens up access to technologies that have manifold real world applications that not only make YOUR life better, but actually save lives too. You're an idiot for even asking this question. I was going to link you to a list of things that have enriched and improved lives here on earth as a result of space exploration, but it wouldn't actually be difficult for you to go and find out yourself. Maybe you'll get a liking for actually researching things instead of waiting to be spoon-fed information.

  144. Suar Suar

    Suar Suar15 päivää sitten

    Historical moment. 😎🌌🚀

  145. Алексей Altirk

    Алексей Altirk15 päivää sitten

    Our congratulations!!!

  146. be nice

    be nice15 päivää sitten

    What’s the point ?

  147. Salih Öztürk

    Salih Öztürk15 päivää sitten

    What is this, where is there???

  148. logitech4873

    logitech487315 päivää sitten

    This is Ingenuity, it's a helicopter drone on Mars.

  149. David Gregory

    David Gregory15 päivää sitten

    Shhhh.... go back to sleep.

  150. avada

    avada15 päivää sitten

    So, is there a big helicopter with atomic batteries in the works?

  151. mirror mirror

    mirror mirror15 päivää sitten

    Liars,it s atacama desert

  152. logitech4873

    logitech487315 päivää sitten

    Nope. It's Mars.

  153. L C

    L C15 päivää sitten

    Just like the Wright brothers, "No Sound" lol 😂

  154. annag cocl

    annag cocl15 päivää sitten

    there is a bunch of Flattards crying fake down there. LOL!

  155. Per technetyl

    Per technetyl15 päivää sitten

    Congratulations!!!! (:

  156. annag cocl

    annag cocl15 päivää sitten

    ”That’s one small landing for drone, one giant landing for dronekind”