Ingenuity: NASA’s New Mars Helicopter Named Thanks to #Ismaili Teen Vaneeza Rupani

The first aircraft that will attempt powered flight on another world has a new name! Meet Ingenuity – NASA’s Mars Helicopter. And the inspiration for the name? We owe that credit to Vaneeza Rupani, an 11th grader from Northport, Alabama.

Learn how Vaneeza helped name the helicopter and how this experiment plans to make its high-flying debut on the Red Planet with Mars Helicopter Project Manager MiMi Aung. NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover and the Ingenuity helicopter will launch together to Mars in summer 2020. For more information on the helicopter: https://go.nasa.gov/2yPS6EG

Video courtesy: NASA 360 (YouTube)

Author: ismailimail

Independent, civil society media featuring Ismaili Muslim community, inter and intra faith endeavors, achievements and humanitarian works.

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