Learn from two NASA engineers about how they sent both a rover and helicopter to Mars

NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter took its first historic flight. Engineers Swati Mohan and Vandi Verma discuss the helicopter, the Mars Perseverance Rover, and why representation in STEM matters.
3:06 | 04/19/21

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Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Caught touchdown confirmed. The magnitude of what I had tests and didn't fully sink in when he sent the words no excitement the best out more was. Okay. It's really EDT and a heart and all that hey this is an Roberts I don't pretty complete trust. And I MT mostly intrigues and one thing to enter the centers. By collecting the samples and bringing them back to earth one days. We might finally be able to you answer the question of whether there was ever life on Mars. And their scenes and people will be. Like singles couples and working on and a student leaves school right now so that it really engages an integration and mission. I started getting interested in this phase two program as a child watching star track and seeing is beautiful images of what states looked like and the excitement of exploring. New world. I decided at some point Wednesday night rapids school I remember reading the salute her ruler which is. And that was just so is my. Yet a lot more wrecks and Asian all all the different person the times. Society he. We're expecting. Element in Staten is a challenge it's really could get health credit that they're able to start forming these incredibly diverse team head by friend PJ generation is to find your passion and pursue it is important to. Learn from each experience that you have to persevere. And to use it for the next step to keep moving forward. NJ is at. Technology demonstration which will be. Eat very first powered. Flight on another world. Just three days following each community and improve our past and try to offer because it will endure longer than charging from the rover but instead the charges from its old silk. And let me back up percent to distance from treatment Zurich and Geneva he didn't like. I'm really excited to see what the plate and ingenuity could mean for the future exploration after world. As we scale holiday.

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