The first flight of the Mars helicopter: to test NASA’s ingenuity
This little helicopter will be the first to fly to another planet.
Asthma is a 1.8 kg helicopter that landed on Mars inside the NASA Perseverance vehicle, which landed in February 2021.
NASA has said it now aims to test it on Monday, April 19, but has admitted it may not be successful, in which case they will try again during the week.
Flying to the Red Planet is not easy – as BBC science journalist Laura Foster and Nasa systems engineer Farah Alibay explain.
Video by Laura Foster