98 - Ingenuity Takes Flight (feat. Teddy Tzanetos)
NASA made history this week as it flew Ingenuity, the Mars Helicopter, for the first time. The small technology demonstrator is the first powered aircraft to fly on another planet. JPL engineer Teddy Tzanetos joins Jake to talk about how it works, how it came together, and what he hopes its success does for space exploration.We talk Ingenuity the Mars HelicopterIngenuity succeeds at first flightIngenuity succeeds at second flightIngenuity succeeds at third flightPotential Science that could be done with a Mars HelicopterMars Helicopter Design ConceptsFollow Teddy TzanetosTeddy's profile at JPLFollow Jake & WeMartiansWeMartians.comPatreon (https://www.wemartians.com/support)WeMartians Shop (shop.wemartians.com)Mailing List (https://wemartians.com/signup)Twitter (@we_martians)Jake’s Twitter (@JakeOnOrbit)Off-Nominal PodcastIngenuity First Flight Commemorative Mug now available!Celebrate the first flight of the Mars Helicopter Ingenuity with this commemorative coffee mug, now available in the WeMartians Shop.Sticker Packs now available!Head over to the WeMartians shop and pick up our new Sticker Pack, featuring stickers of WeMartians, Off-Nominal, the JPL Parachute and Perseverance's wheel!