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NASA Names Mars Helicopter After Essay Entry by High School Student

Vaneeza Rupani, a high school student from Alabama, has received the honor to name NASA's Mars helicopter, a small spacecraft that would support flight studies on the red planet. She named the helicopter "Ingenuity" in her entry to an essay contest that originally sought what to call the next Mars rover, the space agency said Wednesday.

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NASA Prepares Mars Helicopter for Mission

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NASA has docked the Mars helicopter to the Perseverance rover in preparation for the upcoming mission scheduled 10 months from now. The space agency performed the installation at the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility within Kennedy Space Center, NASA's James Cawley wrote in a blog posted Friday.

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NASA Moving Forward With Mars Helicopter Testing

NASA is bringing its Mars Helicopter to the final stages of testing in preparation for the autonomous vehicle's exploration mission in 2021. The helicopter underwent electrical connection, vibration and temperature tests in Denver before transferring to NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in May for further trial and equipment installations, JPL said Thursday

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