The NASA Mars helicopter was heard muttering through thin Martian air

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – First came the amazing pictures, then the video. Now NASA is sharing the sounds of its small helicopter passing through thin Martian air.

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California released this first audio Friday, shortly before the ingenuity began to soar on its fifth test flight.

The low hum from the helicopter blades rotates at more than 2,500 revolutions per minute. It looks almost like a lowland, distant mosquito or other flying insect.

This is because the 4-pound (1.8-kilogram) helicopter was 260 feet (80 meters) higher than the microphone in the rover of perseverance. The noisy wind blew the sound of supper.

Scientists isolated the sound of the wiring blades and magnified it to make it easier to hear.

The sound was recorded during the helicopter’s fourth test flight on April 30.

Ingenuity – the first running plane to fly to another planet – reached Mars on February 18, stuck in the belly of perseverance. Its first flight was April 19; NASA named the departure and landing area Wright Brothers Field in 1903 in memory of Wilbur and Orville, the inventors of the world’s first airplanes. A seal-sized wing cloth from the original Right Flyer is ingenious.

The Million 85 Mill technology demo was supposed to end a few days ago, but NASA extended this trip by at least a month.

The test flight on Friday afternoon was aimed at twice the altitude – 33 feet (10 meters). The helicopter also flew to the new Touch Down location.

Once the first phase of the helicopter is complete, the rover can now begin to hunt for rocks, which may have signs of past micro-life. Core samples will be collected to eventually return to Earth.

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