In 1st, NASA prepares to fly helicopter on Mars
NASA is getting ready for yet another historic flight: A 4-pound helicopter is being prepared to fly on Mars. During a news briefing on Tuesday, NASA officials and engineers talked about preparations for the upcoming maiden voyage of the small helicopter, named Ingenuity. AdSee: Part of Wright brothers’ 1st airplane on NASA’s Mars chopperNASA is hoping to fly the small Ingenuity on April 8. NASA’s successfully landed its Mars Rover Perseverance on Feb. 18 this year near an ancient river delta in the Jezero Crater to search for signs of ancient microscopic life. AdMore: Check out these new photos from Mars Rover ‘Perseverance’Related: Dream realized: Rochester Hills native named NASA flight director
See Ann Arbor’s fall colors from a helicopter
ANN ARBOR – Helicopter company MI Flight Aviation is offering helicopter tours in Ann Arbor to take in the beautiful fall colors on Oct. 24 and 25. Its Fall Scenery Tour is $40 per person, with a two person minimum. Flights take off from the Ann Arbor Municipal Airport at 801 Airport Dr. In addition to the Fall Scenery Tour, the company offers an $80 flight over downtown Ann Arbor and the Big House. Our staff opens and closes the helicopter doors to eliminate high-touch surfaces and to ensure all doors are safe and secure.