Interview with a NASA Helicopter Pilot What's It Like Flying on Mars?

Håvard Grip has recently flown the NASA helicopter Ingenuity as its chief pilot a half-dozen times on Mars. In an interview, he reveals the greatest dangers facing the aircraft and what we can learn from its flights.
Interview Conducted By Christoph Seidler
The surface of Mars photographed from a special helicopter

The surface of Mars photographed from a special helicopter

Foto: NASA / JPL-Caltech / AP
About Håvard Grip
Foto: R. Lannom / JPL-Caltech / NASA
" ... then an anomaly occurred"
A selfie with the rover: Perseverance (on the right) transported the Ingenuity helicopter to Mars.

A selfie with the rover: Perseverance (on the right) transported the Ingenuity helicopter to Mars.

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HANDOUT / AFP

"There is an end date for us, maybe in August. But we will be trying to do as many flights as possible until then."
A shadow cast by Ingenuity on the surface of Mars

A shadow cast by Ingenuity on the surface of Mars

Foto: Nasa / dpa
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