NASA has successfully reestablished communication with the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter after a prolonged 63-day silence. The helicopter, which took off for its 52nd flight on April 26, had lost contact with mission controllers during its descent, causing a months-long blackout. However, on June 28, Ingenuity finally phoned home via its partner, the Perseverance rover, ensuring the safety and whereabouts of this pioneering aircraft. This development sparks excitement for further exploration and possible discoveries on Mars, including insights on water on Mars and the potential for life. Stay tuned for more updates on the exciting Mars missions, including the Euclid mission by ESA, and the latest from SpaceX’s Starship project with Elon Musk.
Credit The Space Race