Transcript for NASA reschedules the flight of Ingenuity Mars Helicopter
nasa rescheduling the first experimental flight of ingenuity, Mars' helicopter. Once the scientists fully understand the issue during testing that forced the delay, they're hoping to capture some unforgettable images. ABC's gio Benitez has more. Reporter: It's a selfie like we have never seen before, the Mars rover perseverance on the red planet as well as the Mars helicopter, ingenuity. Perseverance sending back pictures of ingenuity testing its blades. Showing what it could look like as ingenuity becomes the first helicopter to ever take flight on another planet. This is one of the earlier test builds of one of the blades. Wow. Oh my gosh. See? This is, like, paper. Exactly. Yet it is strong enough for you to spin it through this very thin atmosphere at 2,400 revolutions per minute. Reporter: This is the project manager for nasa's Mars helicopter. This is what you are seeing from the top, the antenna to the rotor system, and everything has to lift has to weigh less than four pounds. Reporter: Ingenuity will have to fly entirely on its own with almost no atmosphere after surviving dangerously cold nights, negative 130 degrees. If it works, it'll set the scene for new technology, while capturing epic images. There will of course, be the first ever images ever taken from an aerial vantage point on, you know, from a flying craft. This is the ultimate drone shot, right? No other drone shot will match this drone shot. Reporter: Like a proud but cautious brother, perseverance will watch and record ingenuity's historic flight from a distance, about 200 feet away. For "Good morning America," gio Benitez, ABC news, on planet Earth. Thank you for that clarification. Terrestrial location, gio.
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