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After NASA's Historic First Flight: Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Update

Today, the Ingenuity #MarsHelicopter became the first aircraft in history to make a powered, controlled flight on another planet.

Join us for a news briefing at 2 p.m. ET (1800 UTC) for an analysis of Ingenuity's first flight and what this means for NASA.

The participants are:
* Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator of NASA's Science Mission Directorate
* Michael Watkins, JPL director
* MiMi Aung, Ingenuity Mars Helicopter project manager at JPL
* Bob Balaram, Ingenuity Mars Helicopter chief engineer at JPL
* Håvard Grip, Ingenuity Mars Helicopter chief pilot at JPL
* Justin Maki, Perseverance Mars rover imaging scientist and deputy principal investigator of Mastcam-Z instrument at JPL

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