The Ingenuity helicopter made history on April 19, 2021, with the first powered, controlled flight of an aircraft on another planet. How do engineers talk to a helicopter all the way out on Mars? We’ll hear about it from Nacer Chahat of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, who worked on the helicopter’s antenna and telecommunication system. He chats with NASA’s Chief Scientist Jim Green in this episode of the “Gravity Assist” podcast. Subscribe and listen to the full episode at https://www.nasa.gov/gravityassist.
Producer Credit: Elizabeth Landau & Sonnet Apple
Audio Engineer: Manny Cooper
Music Credit: Universal Production Music