In Febuary 2021, a new Rover by the name of Perseverance landed on Mars, but unlike rovers that have come before it, this one had a very special passenger attached to it, in the form of a helicopter drone, called Ingenuity. NASA’s Helicopter drone, is humanity’s first attempt at powered controlled flight of an aircraft, on another planet. The helicopter took flight on April 19th 2021, at 12:33 Mars Time, a time and day NASA determined would give optimal energy and flight conditions for the solar powered drone.
The first test flight involves lifting off, climbing to 10 feet, hovering for about 30 seconds, and then descending. Since the time delay from Mission control back on earth to Mars would take too long to manually control the drone, it has to be able to perform each flight all on its own, No joystick, No live pilot, No real-time help, In alien conditions, with almost no atmosphere.
NASA launches its next Mars rover this summer, it will have a very special cargo on board: A helicopter. NASA’s Ingenuity aims to be the first robot to take flight on another planet. Here’s why it’s such a big deal.
Telepresence” Revolution Will Reshape the World Workforce
The travel and hospitality industry has experienced exponential growth since 2000. The world literally went mobile. #COVID-19 literally brought the world to a screeching halt! Home is not only where the heart is but also work. A permanent new dawn is upon the world population and the reality is….We are not in Kansas anymore! The new norm will bring about two in six workers not returning to the office as #remote work is the new norm and business #travel will not travel via computer (with business travel expected to decrease by 20%) and the break room will be your #kitchen!
This home bound life will create less work for others. Less eat out lunches, less stops on the ways home to patronize local business, fewer happy hours and less window shoppers mean less cash flow or will it. learn more by reading the rest of this fascinating article!
October 24-25, 2020: The Global Youth Aviation / Drone Career Expo is a free digital event for youth from around the globe to learn about career pathways to Aviation and Commercial Drone Careers in various countries and to inspire the next generation of the aerospace workforce. Meet live and hear from leading aviation industry experts from around the globe who are dedicated to advancing the future of aviation, drones and technology. They will help scholars ages 10- 18 understand how to pursue various aviation/drone technology careers. Connect with Peers and Industry Leaders.