An Indian origin 17 years old girl student in Alabama high school got the honor and named Nasa’s First Mars Helicopter, “Ingenuity”.
Nasa’s first Mars helicopter has finally a New Name. All credit goes to Indian student Vaneeza Rupani. Ingenuity name was submitted by Vaneeza during the Nasa’s “Name the Rover” contest. The name got selected for 4 pounds (1.8 kilograms) solar-powered helicopter. Nasa has confirmed this news on Wednesday on various news channels.
Ingenuity will ride to the Red Planet with to attempt the first powered flight on another world.
Vaneeza Rupani submitted a letter describing the meaning of Ingenuity – “The ingenuity and brilliance of people working hard to overcome the challenges of interplanetary travel are what allow us all to experience the wonders of space exploration. Ingenuity is what allows people to accomplish amazing things, and it allows us to expand our horizons to the edges of the universe.”
Nasa is planning to deploy Ingenuity to the red planet later this summer. The scheduled launch for NASA’s Mars 2020 mission is between July 17 and August 5 this year. Nasa says Vaneeza Rupani’s submission was among 28,000 essays, submitted by K-12 students of every state of the US.
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