The Ingenuity helicopter is only 1.8 kg in weight can be seen at a distance of four metres from the rover in the selfie
Flight is a true challenge on Mar because the air is so thin and it has to spin its rotor blades much faster than it does on Earth
The first flight will see it climbing to a height of three meters, hover there for 30 seconds and then descend.
Ingenuity will take high-resolution photography as it flies up to five times with gradual difficulty over the month.
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They found that the planet lost most of its water between four to 3.7 billion years ago,
Mission controllers also completed a software update replacing the rover's landing program, with one they will rely on to study the planet.
Perseverance's first big job will reportedly be to find an airfield where the Ingenuity helicopter can take off.
From their vantage point in orbit, the ground below the rover's wheels appears to be loose and dark material, with brighter material underneath.
The rover's cameras will help scientists ascertain the geological history and atmospheric conditions of Jezero Crater.
The line is from President Theodore Roosevelt and is also a mantra at JPL that adorns many of the centre’s walls.
In snippets of sound after the landing, the mechanical hum of the rover's systems and gusts of wind are audible.
Mohan's team played a key role in the entry, descent and landing (EDL) phase, which according to the NASA website was the shortest and most intense phase of the Mars 2020 mission
The Perseverance rover, about the size of a car, is the largest Mars payload ever — weighing a tonne on Earth.
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NASA describes Ingenuity's mission as a "technology demonstration": a project that seeks to test a new capability together with the astrobiology mission of Perseverance.
Scientists are exploring the theory that Mars was once habitable. The Jezero Crater is thought to have hosted an ancient lake.
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China’s Tianwen-1 duo will remain paired in orbit until May, when the rover will separate, descend to the Martian surface.
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NASA says the 'extra' baggage the rover is carrying is part of a tradition called 'festooning' that goes back to the early space age.
NASA and the ESA should consider moving the next sample-return efforts from 2026 to 2028, due to the technological challenges, the panel said.
NASA's Mars Helicopter Ingenuity aboard the Perseverance rover recharges for the first time in space
If Ingenuity manages to withstand the harsh environment on Mars, scientists at JPL will give it a 31 Earth day test flight window.